I’m often asked by friends how I sit down and focus when I’m writing. Every person is different, but I like to go somewhere to write, whether it be a study room in my building, a coffee shop, or the college campus near my house. Wherever you choose to write, it’s essential that you’re comfortable and can limit outside distractions.
When I’m writing, I try to go for 500-2,000 words a day. Some days I’m really in the zone and can write more, others I focus more on social media and various marketing avenues (more in a future post).
Generally, I like to try to write in the mornings and market in the afternoons. That setup lets me focus on one task at a time and be more productive throughout the day. Writing is more than an art. It’s a business. Authors are entrepreneurs selling a product to a target audience: their readers. Like any good entrepreneur, the product comes first. Writing a good novel is paramount to gaining a loyal readership and part of that is finding a place to write where you’re comfortable.
Do any fellow authors out there have a routine you follow or a place you prefer to write? Post in the comments below!