Bestselling Fiction Author Jo Furniss on Her Writing Process

There are many obstacles and roadblocks that can get in the way of writing such as work and family. Bestselling, critically acclaimed author Jo Furniss often struggles with balancing life and writing as a mother, but tries to make time to write for at least one hour each day. When she is facing an upcoming deadline, she wants to stay as mentally and emotionally close to the novel as possible. Furniss finds that when she takes too much time off from writing she has a difficult time getting back into the mindset that is required to be productive. She also begins to lose confidence in her story if she starts to feel disconnected. Furniss recommends setting small goals for yourself each day when you sit down to write, such as working through a plot issue or finishing a chapter. This will help keep you on track without feeling overwhelmed.

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  • Thank you Jo Furniss.  My natural process is similar.  It helps to have a successful author affirm my methods.  I like the idea of small goals each day rather than a giant push day after day towards the overall.

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