Why Deadlines Are Important When Writing A Book

Why deadlines are important when writing a book by Nailah Harvey
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
— Napolean Hill

Let's talk about deadlines!

I'll keep this blog post short and sweet.

Deadlines help turn goals into accomplishments. Knowingly, it's important to set a deadline when writing a book because without a deadline, the goal is just a dream. As kids, we were taught that dreams come true, but our parents failed to mention the process for making our dreams a reality. Well, I'm here to tell you that a part of that dreams-to-reality process is setting goals with deadlines and going through the necessary steps to accomplish said goals. For instance, if your goal is to write (and publish) a book before a family member passes away, then your deadline is of urgency if that family member is ill. Of course, no one knows the exact date of when someone is to leave this earth, but wisdom and discernment should be used in these types of circumstances. I didn't mean for this blog post to be morbid, I just wanted to stress the importance of deadlines. Why? Because aspiring authors, sometimes, can get caught up in the glamour of writing a book and forget to make book writing a realistic action item. 

Moral of the story is, set a deadline when writing a book. This will give you, the author, some accountability to your readers and supporters. A deadline will also give you accountability to yourself.

Happy Writing, and know that I'm rooting for you!