Okay, so you’ve made the decision. You want to write a book. You know you need to write a book. It’s been floating around in your head for a long time, and you know all of the good things that will happen to you and your business if you write a book (and if you don’t, check out this blog post to find out what they are).
Yeah, this is great! I’m going to be a published author! My book is going to be out in six months! These are your thoughts as you sit down at your computer, all ready to get started.
A day later, you have your first two sentences…okay, so maybe nine months, you think. Maybe this is going to take a little longer than I thought.
When a week has passed, and you only have the first page of your book done, you start to think that maybe this book idea isn’t such a great one anyway. Why do I really need this? What was I thinking, that I could write a book?
You’ve got book paralysis. It’s a completely normal reaction to the idea of writing a book, and fortunately, it’s very curable. You don’t have to stare at a blank computer screen.
A book doesn’t have to start completely from scratch. Let’s look at some other ways you can get started:
- Blog posts: Do you have blog posts on your website? Why not take them and turn them into the start of a book? You can organize them into chapters and fill in the blanks where needed.
- Articles: Have you written articles for industry publications? These can also be the start of a great book.
- Work with a writer or book coach: This is a great way to get your book to come from a dream in your head to a reality on paper. A book coach can help you to get your thoughts out, provide you with a writing schedule, set time to work with you on a weekly or monthly basis, and provide encouragement.
A ghostwriter can work with you by interviewing you and pulling your thoughts out of you. The book is yours because the ideas are yours. It’s just that you’re getting the help you need to get your ideas out of your head and onto the paper.
See, it’s not so hard. And it can be done in that six-month time frame that you had at the beginning of the project.
Are you ready to get that book started? Are you ready to make your dreams of being an author come true? Let me help. Let’s get together and talk about sending you on your way to authorship glory. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get started!