On this episode of Literary Lark, we discuss the first things aspiring authors need to do on their journey to publishing a book. The first part is obvious: writing a book! I’ll share some tips I’ve learned on my path to completing a manuscript including: setting a schedule for writing, becoming disciplined, and dealing with discouragement or disillusionment as you take on such a monumental task as writing a book. Below are some of the links I shared on the podcast for some resources that will aid you:
Scrivener – the premier tool for writers to organize manuscripts. There’s a trial period you can enjoy to decide whether you like the program or not (Hint: you will!).
Ommwriter – a great app for cutting out distractions while writing and really enjoying the process.
NaNoWriMo – a great community of writers who will encourage and help you push your daily word counts in order to finish an entire book within 30 days!