Writing a book can seem like a daunting task, especially when faced with common misconceptions and self-imposed obstacles. In this blog, we’ll dispel some of these myths and provide you with three essential tips to help you unleash your writing potential.


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Here are three tips to help you unleash your writing potential:


Embrace Phases in Your Writing Process

One prevalent myth in the writing community is that you need to write every day to be considered a writer. This is simply not true. While consistency is crucial, it doesn’t mean you need to write daily. Instead, recognize the different phases of the writing process. When you’re in the middle of a project or about to start one, set aside intentional, consistent time to focus on your writing. This could be a few hours a week or during specific time slots that work best for you.

After completing a project, take a break. Celebrate your achievement and allow your mind to rejuvenate. This downtime is essential for sparking new ideas and preparing for your next writing phase.


Prioritize Your Writing Time

Another significant hurdle for writers is finding the time to write. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and claim there’s no time to dedicate to writing. However, this often comes down to prioritization and motivation. Take an honest look at how you spend your time each day. Are there activities, like scrolling through social media or binge-watching shows, that you can cut back on?

Reprioritize your schedule to carve out dedicated writing time. It’s not about writing every day forever but allocating a season to focus on your writing project. Once you complete your manuscript, you can shift your time back to other activities and celebrate your accomplishment.


Don’t Obsess Over Word Count

Many writers worry about meeting specific word count standards, but for your first draft, word count should not be your primary concern. Focus on getting your story or content onto the page without restricting yourself to a particular length. Obsessing over word count can stifle your creativity and hinder the natural flow of your writing.

Remember, word count can always be adjusted during the editing process. The key is to prioritize telling your story authentically and fully before worrying about the numbers.



Writing a book involves embracing the different phases of the process, prioritizing your writing time, and focusing on the content rather than word count. By applying these tips, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the journey of writing and bring your book to life.

If you’re ready to dive deeper into your writing journey, visit WeWriteBooks.com for more training and support.

Your book has the power to change lives, starting with your own. So, take the leap, trust in your abilities, and watch as your writing flourishes.



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Katelyn Silva is the author of eleven books, some under a pen name, with four #1 bestsellers. She has been both self and traditionally published and is the founder of We Write Books. She has helped hundreds, and specializes in guiding Christian mompreneurs to get clarity on their book idea, confidently write and publish a bestseller, and use it as a business tool to create impact, authority, and legacy. Katelyn is also a devoted wife and homeschooling mom. Explore more about Katelyn, check out any of her books or her clients’ books, view testimonials, and get free resources at wewritebooks.com.

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