When you have a long-term goal, having a picture of you want to have at the finish line can help motivate you through the rough patches.
Some authors choose to invest time and/or money in designing the book cover as motivation to finish the book.
There’s nothing wrong with that strategy, but I think writing and displaying your book dedication is a great way to inspire you to keep writing.
The book dedication is one of the first pages of your book. This space allows you to write a message to who or what inspired you to write the book.
If you write your dedication and display it in a place where you will see it everyday, you will have a constant visual reminder to work on your book.
You can simply type it up on the computer, print it and tape it on a corner of your bathroom or bedroom mirror. Or you can get a little fancy and have it creatively designed into a poster with relevant images and frame it.
It’s up to you how you do it, but when you do it will be one of the best motivators you can use to help you finish the book. Here is why: you will never be able to actually publish the dedication and honor the person or event that your book is dedicated to until your book is finished and published.
The dedication can be as short as three words or as long as a couple paragraphs. But when you write it and display it somewhere you will see it everyday, you will have a daily reminder to help you reach your goal!
Question: To whom or to what do you want to dedicate your book to?
Image: By True Williams (1839-1897) (Gutemberg.org) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons