1. Draft! The More Drafts You Have, the Easier It Is to Choose.
Here’s a paradox. It’s easier to choose what to write next, if you have more to choose from.
Here’s why broadening your choice works. Your biggest challenge with writing projects is inertia. You can’t get started on a project, because you’re not sure where the project is going. So you try to work it out in your head. This never works: so as I keep nagging you… stop thinking, start writing.
Here’s an example. Guy, a SYWON 2 (Sell Your Writing Online Now) student, has started a new blog. He needs to write ten blog posts to get the blog established quickly. “Ten” looms large. He’s paralyzed. He’s researched his audience, the marketplace, and the products he wants to promote. He has a list of categories. But he’s thinking, rather than writing.