I see a lot of authors discussing how they can be more productive and write more than one novel at a time. Most writers are often working on more than one project at a time. I usually work on more than one book at a time myself. For example, I could be writing one book, revising another and editing a different one.
If you are an indie author and writing is one of your main sources of income, you have to be productive to make money. But I know many writers often struggle with working on more than one book at a time. Some books can take the months, if not years.
Here are a few tips on how to write more and be more productive
- Don’t spread yourself too thin.
One of the worst things you can do is writer is to spread yourself too thin and do too many things all at once. I often do this myself between writing my own books and editing other people’s books it can often become overwhelming at times.
The important thing is learning how to manage everything balance it out. So if you’re writing more than one series at once. Make notes and keep details for that particular series so you don’t forget things or lose track of what you are specially doing.
- Track what you do each day
I’ve found a good way of keeping on top of things is to keep track of everything. Make a list of the things you need to get done first. To-do lists are a great way of keeping track of everything the needs to get done.
Check the most important things you need to get done first and then you have more time to focus and get your writing done. This is also a great way of keeping track of your writing process.
- Stop thinking about writing, and just do it
Many writers spend a lot of time thinking about writing instead of actually doing it. This is something I’ve encountered with a lot of different authors I’ve met worked with as an editor.
Instead of thinking about writing, just sit down and write something. Even if you haven’t perfected your outline or even know what you’re meant to be writing about. Just start writing and see what happens. Free writing is a great way to get stuck in to the writing process on a regular basis.
Stop worrying about whether your writing will be good and not and just start doing it. Better yet remember to have fun with your writing.