If you want to achieve real success as a writer, you have to take the steps to carve out a genuine opportunity for yourself. This includes taking some risks, making some sacrifices, and making changes to your daily life. Are you ready to do what it takes to write, publish, and promote the novel that will transform you into a successful writer? Here are steps you can take to make it happen.

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The start of a new year is a good time to finally commit the time and energy to write a book. But first, ask yourself one important question to find out if you really have what it takes to be a writer.

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If you’re struggling to meet your daily NaNoWriMo word count, or any other writing goals, take a few minutes for some useful procrastination to help you hit your writing targets. Make a note of all the things that hold you back from writing, from all the things that prevent you from getting to the computer in the first place to the things that distract you in the middle of writing. When you look at the list, you will no doubt notice that, like the characters in your story, you have external and internal barriers.

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