For the longest time, I’ve wanted to write a book and now I am doing it.
Why now, you may ask?
One of the greatest benefits of doing The Boomer Business Owner podcast has been connecting with the amazing people I get to interview.
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chandler Bolt, the founder of Self-Publishing School. Shortly after the interview, I knew I wanted to go through his course so that I could write my first book in 90 days.
How I was going to do it, I was not sure, but I knew Chandler and his program have helped countless people succeed in writing books. So I enrolled and the course began on Monday, 2 March 2015. We are now two weeks in and the clock is ticking!
I plan to write a number of blog posts over the next 10 weeks, chronicling this journey. My purpose is to prove that even someone like me, with no previous book writing experience, can get a good quality book written and published in 90 days.
My thoughts/experiences so far:
- There are about 100 people in the course and I look at that as having 100 people on my book writing team (Team Charlie!)
- Accountability partners (many to choose from – see above) are strongly encouraged to help get through any challenging times that may lie ahead
- Don’t over think things. Get out a big piece of paper, start mind mapping your book ideas, and choose one. You can always change, adjust, and tweak while moving forward
Within the first two weeks, we have been expected to come up with an idea, mind map it out, and make that into an outline. Furthermore, we need to write the introduction for the book (using a great layout that was given to us) as well as get a book cover designed.
To this point, I have happily invested several hours of my time along with $5.00 to get a book cover designed by someone on Fiverr.com (who came from the Resources section of the course).
In my next blog post, I will talk about the specifics of what I have done with my book so that you can see the evolutionary thought process that is going into this book.
p.s. If you’re interested in writing a book too, check out Self-Publishing School by clicking here.
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