The Discipline Factor: Habit of Success

Yes, that’s what it’s all about, folks. Discipline.

Okay, there’s more to it than simply that; but discipline does account for the majority weight in whether you succeed or fail as a writer. So how disciplined are you?

Part of discipline is commitment. It’s in the execution of discipline that you demonstrate your level of commitment. Having dreams or goals is a good place to start, but if you want to move from start to middle to end, you’ve got to do more than dream. This is where the discipline comes in.

In the words of our cover author, Lisa Scottoline, you have to “apply [your] butt to a chair” and write. If the backside is not in the chair, the writing cannot happen. First step first, followed by next step—writing. Another key to the successful approach in applying the rear end to the chair is remaining in the chair until you have achieved a preset goal for your writing. And these are just a couple of the gems that this best-selling author has to share.

Can you move from dream to commitment to discipline? If so, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration, support, and encouragement when your tush won’t stick to the seat. We can’t make you sit down, but we can help you with the next steps—the research, the writing, the querying, finding an agent, finding inspiration, suggesting ways to deal with the realities of distraction and interference. That’s what we do here at IN.

Within the pages of IN, find what you need to feed your discipline.

First published by Inkwell Newswatch (IN)

© Julie Pierce and Julie’s Writing Portfolio, 2005-2011.

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