Harness Your Writing Mindset to Unlock Your Author Potential - Publish Your Purpose

Harness Your Writing Mindset to Unlock Your Author Potential

Woman sits at a desk writing. Learn how to develop your writing mindset with Publish Your Purpose.

Embarking on the journey of becoming an author can be both thrilling and daunting. It requires dedication, time, and, most importantly, the right mindset. Developing a positive writing mindset is the key to staying motivated, overcoming self-doubt and procrastination, and ultimately achieving your goal of publishing a book. Keep reading to discover how you can develop the writing mindset you need to achieve your goal of becoming a successful author.

Called to delve deeper? Explore Jenn T. Grace’s new book—Publish Your Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide To Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea.

A Sneak Peek into Publish Your Purpose

In Publish Your Purpose: A Step-by-Step Guide to Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea, Grace, the founder of Publish Your Purpose, guides you through the entire process of bringing your book idea to life and successfully launching it.

The book is divided into three distinct phases that encompass the journey of becoming a published author.

  • Part I: Mindset—In the initial phase, you’ll focus on refining your book idea and cultivating the right mindset to embark on this transformative journey
  • Part 2: Writing—Next comes the writing phase, where you’ll strive to reach the significant milestone of completing your first draft
  • Part 3: Publishing—Finally, the publishing phase awaits, involving the meticulous editing of your draft, finding the perfect publisher, and propelling your book and career to new heights

In this blog post, we are giving you a sneak peek into Part I of Publish Your Purpose. Keep reading to learn how to set yourself up for success with a positive writing mindset.

Develop Your Writing Mindset

Whether you’re honing in on your purpose, setting goals, or building a support network—there are countless ways to set yourself up for writing success. Taking the time to shape the writing mindset that will help you through the grueling process of writing and publishing a book is worth every second!

Chapter 1: Your Purpose, Vision, and Impact, Oh My!

When it comes to crafting your writing mindset, it all starts with your purpose. It should come as no surprise that your purpose is a central point of the book Publish Your Purpose. It’s really important.

Your purpose—and your book’s purpose—are central to the entire writing and publishing process. Having a clear purpose can help you align your goals and keep you on track, even amidst challenges.

Right now, if you were to write down what your purpose is, what would you write?

Take 20 minutes to answer the following questions to get one step closer to uncovering your purpose. (This is a shorter version of the worksheet provided in the book Publish Your Purpose)

  1. Why are you writing this book?
  2. Why is it important to put your story into the form of a published book?
  3. Why does this book matter in your life?
  4. Why does this book matter in your readers’ lives?
  5. Why are you committed to making this book a reality?

For more in-depth information and worksheets on finding your book’s purpose, read Publish Your Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide To Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea.

Chapter 2: Setting Goals for Your Author Success

Ever heard of SMART goals? Well, it turns out that they work for writing, too. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely (SMART) goals can turn any lofty dream into a firm reality. You just need to take the time to flush out what you really want, and exactly how you are going to get it.

When it comes to setting SMART goals for your book, Grace wants you to aim high. Enjoy this excerpt from Publish Your Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide To Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea:

Do you want to—

Be a New York Times bestseller?
Sell one million copies of your book?
Impact one person?
Get higher-paid speaking engagements?
Bring on a new consulting/coaching business?

By defining success and understanding the financial impact of your book, you can strategically align your writing with your broader goals.

Chapter 3: Embracing the Right Writing Mindset

Here we are rambling on about your writing mindset again—it’s important, okay! If you’re tired of self-doubt holding you back from your writing dreams, it’s especially important. Through a series of exercises, Grace can help you to begin to unlearn the mindset blockages that hold you back from your greatness.

To get started, close your eyes. Imagine what your book will look like, feel like, and smell like. Do you see it? When we can visualize our success in our minds, it makes it all seem just a little bit more possible.

For more help in developing your writing mindset, read Publish Your Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide To Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea.

Chapter 4: Building Your Support System

Did we mention writing a book is hard? Having a support system you depend on will make all the difference in your publishing journey. Instead of trying to do everything on your own, think through ways you can change your writing mindset to make room for community.

A supportive network can make a significant difference in your success. By identifying your support figures beforehand and communicating your needs to them, you’ll foster a network of cheerleaders cheering you on toward your writing goals.

In Chapter 4 of Publish Your Purpose, you’ll meet your three key allies:

  1. The Strategist, who crafts your roadmap to success
  2. The Therapist, who provides emotional support during writing
  3. The Cheerleader, who uplifts and encourages you

With their guidance, you’ll conquer any writing challenge that comes your way!

Delve Deeper With Publish Your Purpose

Ready to embark on your writing journey? Join the ranks of successful authors and read for Grace’s new book—Publish Your Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide To Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea.

Unlock your inner author potential and transform your writing journey today. Embrace your identity as an author and watch your book come to life! (Here’s some nonfiction book cover inspiration to help you keep your dream moving along.)

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