I thought that today, I would put out there some helpful tips for that writing project that you are currently working on. This is whether you are on a roll with your project or if you have hit a bit of a slump. The first thing that I would recommend is to create a cover. Yes, a cover, there are many helpful tips out there on how to create one in Microsoft Word. I have created several covers of my own and so far I feel that I’m getting better and better with each one. I even created a private cover the other day, this is one that I have for my personal use, and then I have the one that I have shared with everyone else. This is a great way to keep that goal that you want your work to be published.
I also ran across the idea of writing either a book treatment/book proposal. Granted, it does not have to be fancy or set in stone. This is a living, breathing document that will change as you work on your novel. Basically, this gives you a detail of what the book is about, and what is in each chapter. This way if you ever need to go back for a reference you will have it in your document. There are many templates for this on the web. I’m starting to work on one for the Raven Prophecy.
The other times that you can work on is your back and front matter. These items are like your copyright page, your dedication page, your acknowledge page or even your about author page. You can even create the back cover too. I have not yet done this part in the creation phase.
Another idea that you might try is to write the first 50 or 100 pages (depending on how long your novel is) and try to find someone that will read it and give you feedback. I’m thinking of giving the first 100 pages as a gift for Christmas, like of it as you are giving those lucky few an exclusive sneak peek to your book. It doesn’t have to be completed, but the pages should be edited.
All of these ideas are to get you to feel that you have a goal to complete your novel or your writing project. If you have some other suggestions, please, comment down below.