Staying Focused

Last week, I accomplished my goal of staying focused on one writing project. I used the week to research, write, and revise one piece of writing. At first, I found it difficult to focus on just one piece of work, but by the end of the week, I celebrated the writing quality and the market knowledge I acquired.

Sometimes writers tend to forget that writing is a process and not just a product. Most writers lament that the finished product—a marketable piece of writing—requires more than a desire to write, a grasp of basic grammar rules, and one hasty writing session. A marketable product requires thought and planning, writing and several revisions, and knowledge of the product market. Although the process can be broken into several parts and the path to a finished product is not always linear, no part of the process can be eliminated.

This week, I encourage you to select a task for the week and stay focused on it until completion. Break your task into small sections that are manageable, and then put all other tasks out of your mind until the designated task is finished. You will be happy with the results this simple change produces.

Take the challenge and focus on one task at a time—Write Now!

About Susan Harvey

I'm a humor writer and a newly retired college English instructor. I enjoy reading and writing yet don't take time to do what I really love--writing. I began writing a mystery-romance novel three years ago. Now that I'm retired, I will make time to write with the goal of finishing my novel.
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