When you write a book, you must plan to finish. Start with an end date in mind so you can put everything into perspective, avoid distractions, and accomplish the goal in bite-size pieces. You don't have to consume it all at once. It's a process, and you get to set the pace. But whatever you do, stay on course as much as possible. Never get off track too long because it may cause you to put it off even further.
I've had clients ask me, "How long does it take to write a book?" My answer is always, "It depends." I've written and published a book in as little as seven days. On the other hand, it took me nearly a year to write my latest book. That's why the best way to start is to have a deadline in mind, which means you need to plan. Planning allows you to consider all the pieces involved, including the time and cost commitment.
I've authored four books, contributed to an anthology, and recently helped my son publish his first children's book. When I wrote my third book, Get Your Mind "Write," I realized there was a formula for getting it done, which inspired me to write the 4th book -- a companion 90-day action planner. The method involves planning daily or weekly actions, using a target end-date to set the pace. With this mindset and actionable steps, each day will bring you closer to the finish date. Each small accomplishments are milestones to celebrate. I made a routine of it and celebrated every savoring bite until there was nothing left to consume. When it published, I remember thinking, "It is finished!" If I did it, so can you.
Want to get your mind right to write and self-publish your first book? Need help navigating the process so you can publish it in 30, 60, or 90 days? Maybe you need more time? Whatever you're dreaming, if you want to do it, I'll help you through it. Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute virtual coffee and let's chat about how to get it done. Or grab a copy of my book and 90-day action planner on Amazon.
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