3 Ways to Finish a Writing Project Strong

Our book is smack-dab in the middle of the editing process now. And it’s exciting.

It’s exciting to see something you’ve worked on for so long becoming the “final product.” We want it to be the best it can be, so we are keeping the pace up. Continuing to work hard, press towards that finish line.

How?

Three simple ways:

1. Do a little every day.

When you’re working with deadlines, the best thing you can do for yourself is budget your time wisely. Don’t leave it all for the end (like I’m always tempted to do…I work better under pressure, right???). Plan to work a little each day until the project is due and then – it’s done!

2. Be methodical.

You don’t want to race through a project – especially not one like this. Strong editing is everything. You want to take your time, be methodical and pay attention to details. This goes along with not saving it all until the last minute. Rushing is not good; slow & steady is the best way to do quality work.

3. Keep your eye on the finish line.

Don’t forget why you’re doing what you’re doing. Don’t forget the end goal you are striving for. It’s all worth it. Every bit of it. Even in the mundane, the difficult, the nitty-gritty. Keep going. Keep your eye on the finish line.

So, that’s what I’m focusing on this week.

How about you?

Questions: Do you have any tips on finishing a writing project well? Share them in the comments!

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