PART ONE
Preparation

This section is about preparing ourselves mentally for the challenge ahead.

Writing a novel in 30 days is no mean feat. We need a strong grip on our fortitude and rely on our passion for our project if we’re to succeed.

We’re going to look at how this material can help you, perseverance strategies, making time to write, and utilizing your Achievement Calendar.

Every challenge is really just a test of your own character.

Have the right mindset, and you can achieve anything.

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Why I Wrote This Material

There are so many topics to cover with writing, so many concerns and issues that people struggle with that I wasn’t sure how to structure this guide.

So, I asked a bunch of writers, just like you, what their main concern was.

I expected them to say it was marketing, or dialogue, or structuring a novel, but the answer surprised me.

It was the desire to simply finish their manuscripts.

But the more I thought about it, the more obvious it was that this is the problem writers are having most difficulty with.

80-90% of forex traders lose money.

80-90% of first time businesses fail.

So why wouldn’t 80-90% of those attempting to write a novel fail to reach THE END too?

It’s sad, but not surprising.

Writing is hard. There’s no way to sugarcoat that pill. It is difficult. That’s why very few people are millionaires through writing.

Writing is especially tough at the beginning, where there’s a steep learning curve and a lot of junk advice on the net to navigate through.

That’s why I decided to write this material.

What Readers Want

It’s important to bear in mind what readers want from a writer they like.

They want, nay, crave, a steady flow of books from their favorite authors.

If they can’t provide them? They go elsewhere.

Sure, they will return to their favorite authors, but they will have turned to so many other authors that it might take a while for them to getting back to you.

I write a lot, and publish a lot. I have been writing full-time, for myself, for the past two years. I can do it, and there is no reason why you can’t do it too. I firmly believe that.

And here, on structuremonkey I am giving you my process - a system that works, as well as all the tools I use.

I won’t lie. This will be a challenge for you at first.

But once you do it once, twice, three times, it will get much, much easier.

The important thing is to keep going.

I get a lot of people asking me how I’m able to write great stories, and write them so fast.

Speed, despite what you might think, is not an indicator of quality.

While there is certainly a threshold (you can only write so fast before it becomes gibberish!), once you know the key concepts and develop a system, it really just becomes a case of putting in the hard work to get the work done.

Some of the greatest authors in history have been prolific. (It doesn’t sound so bad when you call them “prolific” rather than “hacks,” right?)

Barbara Cartland wrote 720 novels in her career.

Isaac Asimov published over 500 works.

Agatha Christie wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (never mind the 6 romance novels she wrote under the pseudonym Mark Westmacott).

Nora Roberts has written 213 novels to date.

Even Stephen King has written over 60 novels, and 200 short stories.

Do any of those people sound like hacks to you?

The genres they wrote in might not be to your liking, but there is a large audience out there for everything they ever wrote.

The faster you write, the quicker you will learn.

It is always better to make your mistakes as quickly as possible.

You’re going to make them anyway, so you should just get on with learning as fast as you can.

Make mistakes. It’s less painful and more rewarding than you might think.

Productivity Can Be Taught

Productivity is simply a system you have in place that enables you to hit daily goals. That’s it.

You don’t need to quit your day job to write (in fact, I suggest you keep with it, at least for now). Writing part-time can provide an excellent second income.

This resource is going to teach you how to hit your targets and be one of the top 10% - those who write multiple books and earn a good income.

Over the past six months, I’ve self-published ten books.

Yes, you read that right.

Ten books.

They weren’t short either. They were all fiction, around 50,000 words each.

That’s half a million published words.

Let me say that again.

Half a million.

Sounds good, right?

They aren’t even all the words I wrote, only the published ones.

I now have a low slippage rate, so most of what I write I end up publishing.

I don’t just bash out words and upload them. That’s too easy, and it’s not a long term strategy.

We should avoid putting up rubbish - there’s enough of that out there already.

Here is a list of my releases:

Blood Memory: Book Six
Blood Memory: Book Seven
Blood Memory: Book Eight
Blood Memory: Book Nine
Sink: What Lies Beneath
Sink: Veins of Fire
Sink: Once Upon A Time
Sink: Underworld Ascending
Juvenile (Book One in the Resistance Series)
Resistant (Book Two in the Resistance Series)

I also released collections of these books (Blood Memory: Books Four - Six, Blood Memory: Books Seven - Nine, and Sink: The Complete Series), but they aren’t new words, so I didn’t include them as part of the word count. They’re collections of three to six books, offered at a discount so people can get a good deal.

Furthermore, I am actually ahead of schedule and have three books prepared in advance.

This means I can work on other projects while I stoke my readership, getting them excited about the next big release.

I mostly write in the post-apocalyptic and family adventure genres.

Why? Because those are the kinds of stories I like to read.

I suggest you choose a genre you like to read too. Write what you love, and the achievements and sales will come much easier.

It’s the passion that will keep you getting up and doing the things you love.

Don’t worry about finding a following or readers right now. We’ll focus on that later.

Focus on getting the work done. In the long run, this is what will separate you from everyone else who only dreams of becoming a writer.

Tangible Results You Will See With This Material

You will learn to write 2,000-2,500 words per hour.

You will learn how to edit yourself in a professional manner, which aspects you should ignore, and which you should focus on.

You will learn how to meet deadlines and move onto the next objective.

You will learn a secret I discovered about proofreading that will save you $1000s.

Here is the structure you will stick to to complete your book in 30 days. (Brace yourself…)

Outlining - 4 days
First Draft - 7 days
Edit #1 - 7 days
Edit #2 - 4 days
Polish - 2 days
Proofread - 2 days

For those eagle-eyed readers out there, you’ll notice that’s a total of 26 days. There’s a reason for that.

Because this is a sustainable system. That means you need rest so you can keep going.

You get one full day off per week. You can choose which day, or spread it over two or more days. It’s up to you.

Anyone can bang out a book in a week. Will the product be good? Probably not. Will the author be able to sustain that, every week, year after year? Definitely not.

We’re in this for the long haul, or as long as you want to do this.

I realize it seems like a lot, but I can assure you that it is not only realistic, but very achievable.

How do I know this?

Because I do this in 21 days. Often.

I work six days a week (half day Saturdays and Sundays). I write four hours a day.

In order to write a book in 30 days, you are going to need to put in the number of hours I suggest.

That’s four hours per day.

If you don’t have that kind of time? No problem. Simply divide the time by the number of hours you can spare.

Only have two hours free every day?

Then a novel will take 60 days using my system.

That’s still pretty good going, right?

And your story will not be rubbish. It will be a high-quality published work you can be proud of.

You just need to focus.

Creating a reliable second income, or to replace your main one altogether, is not beyond your reach.

But you will have to work hard for it.

By leveraging modern technology, you will make the most of every moment of your time.

All the tools I use are free. I won’t try to flog you useless software with bells and whistles you don’t need.

Access Word Online or Google Docs while standing on the subway, or use a note taking application. While everyone else is bored, not using their time effectively, you can write a few hundred words.

Do this a few times a day, and you’ve hit your target!

And what did it cost you? A few hours you would have wasted anyway.

Your Self-Guarantee

I want to give you the guarantee that you’ll be a success, but I can’t.

I don’t know you yet (though I hope you will send me an email and tell me about yourself).

I don’t know how serious you are about writing, if you’ll push yourself the way you need to.

So, I’m not going to give you a guarantee, but you can.

Give yourself a self-guarantee, that you will follow the instructions found in this material. Do so, and you will earn back what you invested in this after publishing your very first novel.

The only thing standing in your way to writing success is yourself.

That’s why the first part of this guide is about preparing your mind to be successful.

Get over those emotional hurdles, and you’ll complete your novel in record time.

There really is no difference between you and I, besides what I know works and what doesn’t.

But that is easily remedied by reading this material. Then all you’ll need is to put it into practice.

There really is no excuse for you not to keep working on your writing project.

I believe you can do it. So should you.

TASK

Answer the following:

Why are you writing your book?
Is it for fun? As a hobby? Or to develop a business?
What do you want from this material?
Are you willing to follow the guidelines?

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