After thinking about it for a long time, I made a decision to write a book. It’s one thing to make the decision, but then how do you actually go about doing it?
To help me along the way, I’ve attended a book writing workshop, I’ve started to read more about how others have done it and I’ve dipped my toes in the water by writing about some of my story, which has now appeared as a chapter in two books.
What I’ve learned is that people who write books are often very structured and organised about how they approach the book writing process. The hardest part about writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the actual writing that’s the hardest part. In simple terms, once you decide what to write about it’s about scheduling regular time to write and then staying motivated to stick to the schedule so that you finish writing the book.
It sounds too simple, but in essence, that’s the process. There is plenty of help available online, especially once you write the book and decide to publish. I know what I want to write about but as yet I haven’t got beyond this first step. Scheduling time is a challenge, but then it’s a bit like everything. If you really want to do it, you have to make the time to make it happen!
I’d love to hear your experiences or tips for writing a book – feel free to leave a comment here.