When you have an idea, you brainstorm the idea, write down all of the chapters that you want for your book (you eventually delete some or add some to make the book better) and you start writing. Then life gets in the way, responsibilities, family, your job and/or career, you get caught up in a bunch of other things that keep you from getting back to what you were working on. Before you know it, you've lost your rhythm of what you were working on and you forget most of those ideas you originally had.
I've read numerous interviews on website and read social media posts with authors who have said that finishing the book is the hardest part. I have plenty of friends who have started books and have never finished them. They let their own personal lives get in the way of finishing that first book they have. I'm not going to deny it, while I have already published 3 books this year alone, I was fortunate enough to have the time to write them as I was in between jobs and travelling to the west coast.
Right now, I am working on 4 books at one time (I know it sounds crazy but I'm a good multi-tasker) but the next two that I want to publish next year I haven't finished yet. I come up with a plethora of excuses as to why I haven't finished them yet but I know my determination and the fact I've already published 3 books will motivate me to finish what I've started. My goal is to try and change the world, one book at a time. That's my moniker and I'm sticking to it.
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