If I had a dollar for every time someone has told me, ‘I have a book I want to write’, I’d be talking to my financial planner a lot more often. Or my travel agent. So many people in business have something substantial they want to say or share, and most of them have every right to say it. They are, after all, experts in their fields.
The problem is that most people never get around to getting their book done.
Why? The three reasons I hear most are:
- ‘I don’t know where to start.’
- ‘I don’t have time.’
- ‘I don’t like writing’ (or ‘I can’t write’).
These are all valid constraints. But they are surmountable.
Over the next twelve months, through the power of this blog, I’d like to help you overcome these barriers by guiding you methodically through the task of compiling and publishing a book.
I’ll be posting a new blog article every Tuesday morning; one article each month will focus on another step in the writing and publishing process. These posts will include one or two tasks for you to carry out in the following weeks. There will be a time commitment, but I will point out ways that you can keep this to a minimum while continuing to make progress.
I’ll be happy to answer questions raised via comments on the blog post, or via email, at any time.
All of this is absolutely free of charge. Obviously there are ways we can help you more directly if that’s what you want, but that is not my motivation. What I’m interested in is seeing more experts get their word out. This ‘course’ is just one thing I can do to make that happen.
We’ll get started next week, on New Year’s Eve, just in time for you to firm up your new year’s resolution to get that book done.
(Oh ... if you've found this post after we've started our course in January 2014, visit the 'Write a book' category on our blog to find this and all following articles on the topic of getting your book finished and published.)