A Page a Day, A Book a Year: You Can Do It!

Don’t kill your wife. Let our washing machines do the dirty work.

–Sign in a Kentucky appliance story.

Technology has ended the dirty work, the physical drudgery of writing and transformed every writer into a publisher. All you need to get published is a  manuscript.

And a page a day is a book a year. If you only write 250 words a day for 21 days, you will have a new habit.  In a year’s time–taking weekends off–you will have 251 pages.

The next step is to make them worth publishing. Then the question becomes who will publish your book. Your idea, your prose, your platform, your promotion plan will answer that question. But publication is certain. Somebody will publish your book, if only an e-book or print-on-demand publisher that will do it for free.

Strengthening your commitment to writing by doing it every day will enable you to become a published writer. So put the power of a page to work for you today.

I have great faith in you. I believe that you can do it. I know that you can accomplish more than whatever you think you can. But more important is that you believe it, that you have the faith you need in yourself to believe that you and your work will be good enough to achieve your goals.

This doesn’t lessen the challenges of

  • writing as well as you can
  • getting feedback on your work
  • building your visibility with your readers
  • promoting your work and yourself
  • building communities of people to help you

It does mean that if you keep trying. keep growing, and keep learning from your mistakes, you will succeed. So let it be written. So let it be done. Your readers are waiting.

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2 Responses to A Page a Day, A Book a Year: You Can Do It!

  1. Tracee Sioux says:

    You’re so nice to writers in your work. It’s sweet and makes me a little teary. Sometimes I get the idea that agents hate writers – they give off the vibe of people who are weary of being stalked.

    • We also write and suffer the same problems other writers do, so we try to be kind. Agents need writers. They don’t hate them, but they can get annoyed when writers submit work that isn’t ready in an unprofessional way. There’s the same range of ability and responsibility in agents that there is writers or any other profession.

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