How to Write my first BookWhat is the best way to write my first book?
That one mental trick will write your first book.
You know I don't like it. I don't like writing. It' fun because I am doing it for a livin'. I' m making every possible pretext to keep from typing. As I once said, I need to know the precise formula for Gordon Ramsay's Scramblers before I can start my next paper. I' d like to be a prolific author, but it's much simpler said than done.
So I turned to productivism specialist David Kadavy, who recently written Hart to Launch, a novel about how to breach a roadblock when making music. Much of the company' production is about plunging into the right surroundings, and that's exactly what Kadavy has done. Moving to Colombia just to concentrate on typing, he is known for typing most of his stories on a $20 typing machine.
The first thing I asked Kadavy was this. If I have a distraction around me, how can I post? What is the knack to focus on the job? Here is what Kadavy said about the one mind ploy he used to become a better author. "Kadavy says, "The only mind ploy I used when I wrote my script was to keep the custom of letter.
"It is an achievement to develop a custom." An interesting piece about the custom of being performance. It has always been a way for me to do things, but I have never tried to make a habitual one. My first written work was a collection of blogs. And I said to myself that I had to go on a weekly diary.
I' ve written 140 essays in a year. These 140 items proved to be a good basis for a good work. I' ve never actually written with the intent of composing a work. So, Kadavy's comments about making a custom, and the custom being a perfection really swung with me.
So I asked Kadavy about some of his failings in terms of production and how he got out of a jam, especially when it came to his latest work. "when they try to create a habitat, most humans are so competitive that they make themselves doom.
I once tried to make a practice of typing 1,000 words a days, for example. When I wrote The Heart toe, I just concentrated on being the first to post something every mornings. I had the clock on and the only thing I had to do was type the whole 10 mins.
Gradually I set myself up to write for an entire lesson every mornings. I had enough to turn it all into one single work. But now that I've had a 1000-word section every single page, I needed the additional responsibility. In a few month I had a finished book."
Alongside establishing the custom that can be scored as a performance per se, responsibility helps you to be more motivated to get more writings done. We all know that this is much simpler said than done. It turned out Kadavy was interviewing Stanford behavioural researcher B.J. Fogg as part of his latest edition of the Love Your Work podcast, and he had a lot of insightful information, so I decided to take some excerpts from it in terms of building habits.
There is an id change that happens when humans behave like 50 words a days ('Oh, I'm a writer.')....and then it curls up in other parts of their lives." Thought I would have to type 500 words a days to even be regarded as a succesful one.