Still procrastinating? Set your goals and finish your novel!

Still procrastinating? Set your goals and finish your novel!

So you are writing your dream novel.

You started time ago and you don’t know when you’ll finish.

Maybe, you write only when you are inspired and when you find the perfect conditions to do it: no issues or concerns at work, no Netflix series to finish, no plans for the weekend.

Or maybe, you struggling on a single word or a sentence, and you don’t move on until you craft the perfect solution.

You think you are growing your novel little by little.

No. You’re procrastinating.

Time is endless, but not for humans

Only when I became a father, I fully understood the rarity of the time. Suddenly everything became centered on the baby’s rhythm.

Excluding the hours spent working and looking after my family, I only had two hours a day left for me, so I had to make the most of them.

I realised that I would only spend my time on projects that deserved it.

So, does your novel deserve your time?

Set your goals

OK, you understand that your novel is really important to you and deserves your time.

Now it’s time to stop procrastinating, set your goals and finish your novel.

A goal is a dream with a deadline

Napoleon Hill

Setting a goal is a promise you make to yourself. It’s what will make you focus on writing and stop procrastinating.

If you are indulgent with yourself, you can share your goals with someone, your partner, a friend, a parent who will push you to achieve it.

And to strengthen it you can also decide to pay for a dinner or a pair of shoes if you can’t reach it.

A novel is written to be read

I can’t set goals, you might think, because I want my novel to be perfect and I don’t know when it will be.

You cannot wait for your novel to be perfect, because most likely it never will be. And it will end up being an unfinished novel.

An unread novel doesn’t exist. Simple as that.

If you really want to get close to perfection, set a goal for completing the first revision of your novel, have someone read it, and then work on the second revision based on feedback. And so on.

How bibisco can help you to stop procrastinating, set your goals and finish your novel

With bibisco it’s very easy to set your writing goals.

It’s possible to set three different goals:

  • total number of words
  • number of words per day
  • deadline

By setting the number of words per day and the deadline, bibisco can calculate for you the number of words per day to reach the objectives.

Track your progress

Once you have set your goals, bibisco tracks your progress and you can check it in different ways.

In a project dashboard you can see the overall situation:

Still procrastinating? Set your goals and finish your novel!

In a history view you can check your progress during the time:

In bibisco history view you can check your progress during the time

And even when you write you can always take a look at how close you are to achieving your goals.

In bibisco even when you write you can always take a look at how close you are to achieving your goals.

Conclusion

Our time isn’t endless, so we must dedicate it only to worthwhile projects.

If your novel really deserves your time and you’re still procrastinating, bibisco helps you to set your goals, track your progress, and finish your novel.

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