Putting in time, even a few minutes, to spend writing your book during your first computer session for the day can be critical. The earlier in the day or evening you write, the more opportunity and will you have to complete a significant portion of your book.

If you wait until it’s almost time to go to bed to work on your project, you may not do any writing for the day at all. The earlier you add words to your book, the better.

I’m devoting the entirety of this post to deciding whether to write a fiction book you have on your mind for an important reason – it’s easier to make sales and generate sales for a nonfiction book consistently than it is for a fiction book. This is especially true if the nonfiction book is a self-help book or another book which is likely to appeal to a lot of people in your niche market, people who are likely to buy your book now.

Getting enough people to buy a fiction book you write is a different animal. Before you commence writing it, take these critical measures to help ensure you don’t waste your time writing, proofreading, editing, publishing and marketing it:

1) Spend at least a few minutes at your computer pondering whether you can truly make the book into a piece of work that someone other than perhaps a dedicated family member of yours will buy.

2) If you determine it’s worth it to pursue the project, spend considerable time coming up with a strong title for the book and think about how you can begin the book with an action scene likely to hook people into buying your story.

3) Devise a solid book description you can put into your “About the book” page and the blurb section of Amazon or anywhere else you choose to self-publish your work or submit it to a literary agent or publishing house for consideration.