Book Writing Too Stressful? Try Journaling First

Keeping a journal-or journaling-may be just the remedy you need to help you get rid of the pressure of writing an entire book.

When you focus on writing a book, you may feel pressure to write enough words to fill the entire book right now. When you focus on writing a journal entry, you simply want to get out a single idea. It won’t matter if that idea fills a few lines or a few pages. As long as it gets out of your head and onto paper.

If your publishing goal is starting to feel like a burden, then journaling may be just what you need to get back to being productive.

If this sounds like a good idea to you, I challenge you to start journaling today.

How to Begin Journaling:

  1. Grab a notebook.
  2. Dedicate it to writing about your book topic when inspiration hits.
  3. Keep the notebook with you at all times.
  4. Start writing.

Final Thought

Just promise that you’ll share your experiences with this approach in the comments below.

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Danielle Fetherson

Danielle helps aspiring authors become published authors. She believes that everyone has at least one book on the inside of them that can make a positive impact on someone else's life. If you have been thinking about writing a book, learn how to start your book today with the free resources at