Have a clear path

Ronald D. Walker

Have a clear path before you define the task for writing fiction. Does this sound familiar? You schedule time to write fiction and sit down committed to your story. All the best intentions of getting serious work done have you emotionally psyched in anticipation of creating some of your greatest fictional work. A casual check of your emails that have been waiting too long call from infinity for you to catch up. You enjoy one or two and think it wouldn’t hurt to respond to them because they are both short and you will not take long to answer. You find others which you judge should have equal attention and response time.

You are certain that with that task completed you have a clear path for the objective of writing fiction.
The realization of not seeing the responses of Facebook friends and activities draw your attention. There are a few comments that deserve to be addressed and now you’re scrolling through your friend’s never ending new photos posted on their personal Facebook page. It is a must read as your friends Personal Message stated. Checking the time you are surprised that more two hours have gone by and you haven’t written the first word to accomplish your planned objective for the day. Your dedicated time to write came to be nothing more than dedicated time that seems to have been a waste and other domestic duties are calling for attention.

Lunch and the necessary obligations take more time and afternoon errands erode the time before dinner. The plan to have a clear path you intended to follow so diligently has vanished and now family demands usurp the remainder of the day.

How can some authors crank out books in a streaming process of one after the other and you struggle to get one writing session started on most days?
You may have a book already written but can’t find time to edit it or take the first step to set up your marketing plan, whatever that might be. Some pervasive secret waiting for you to have a clear path before you define the task for writing fiction and organize marketing of your finished work?

What does it take to have a clear path to be a productive writer of fiction? Do you need to find more hours in the day? I do not believe that to be true. Simply break the mold and change your direction with renewed focus to have a clear path to write. That’s the good news for those people with so much that needs to be done and limited time to write.

The secret to have a clear path for intended productivity is starting your daily writing session fully prepared, even if the scheduled starting time is long past and gone. Take care of necessary business tasks and have a clear conscience before you sit down to begin. Have a clear path to have everything you may need within your reach and have it planned so that interruptions will only be absolutely necessities. Those occurrences should always be a priority. Only change of lifestyle can allow you to have a clear path to what you desire to accomplish.

Stand in front of your work station and envision what you will use during the work session to be certain you will have the ability and freedom to have a clear path to writing fiction. I sometime use the picture of the path to a lighthouse I provided for this post to envision the completion of the check list and reminders. It has a clear path to the goal and that gives comfort and relaxation. I like it.

If you use notes to help, study them during the time you have a few minutes before you begin the exercise of continuing writing the story. Understand how they may materialize and eliminate ambiguities. Have a clear path before you manage the task for writing fiction. If you happen to go off of the story that you planned, use that part to generate a story that coordinates continuity of the two parts or use it to begin a separate story. Most importantly enjoy the time you invest and have a clear path to writing fiction.

As an example to have a clear path to writing fiction is the eBook titled Best of Luck https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1144008. Furloughed from the U. S. Army Doctor Samuel Harkness learns of the loss of his family members and his inheritance due to criminal attacks. Gold he and his uncles took from Mexico wait in several buried locations on his families land. He served in the war until the end Damage to the railroad tracks forced him to wait until repairs were completed and allowed travel toward Texas from Virginia. Rayford Coleman performed surgery to remove projectiles from Sam’s wounds which returns mobility he lacked during the closing years of the war. Read more to learn about the lives of Doctor Samuel Harkness and Rayford Coleman https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1048107