I’m going to address a question that I frequently get asked as this question appears in my inbox at least 3 times per day and during all hours of the night 😬😬😬
The question is–> “How do you write a book?”
So here it is! I’m giving you everything that I know about this subject… Which isn’t much. So this post will be short and sweet! Writing a book is clearly not my forte but I figured out how to get it done… The hard way!!! (PS.. I’m not recommending this approach 110%😉)
But this is how I did it….
Step 1. One day I sat down, opened up my laptop and began typing…knowing that I was NOT going to stop until I was done. I refused to let myself “off the hook.” I held myself accountable, everyday.
Step 2. When I was finished writing the entire manuscript, I prayed about it, and asked God what to do next. And one night, I got out of bed at 3am and googled various words; including the word “editor.” And on page 5 of Google, I found someone who appeared as if he could help me…sent him an email…..and we were a match!!
Step 3. Found my cover designer on Craig’s list… (I prayed about it first, tho😉)
Step 4. Found a local publisher who put all of the “moving parts” together for me.
Step 5. Done! I’m off and running
That’s it!! Like I mentioned earlier, how I completed this project was definitely not the “norm” and possibly not for everyone. You will figure out which way works best for you 😊
In addition, if you’re mission is to write your first book, my advice would be to seek out a “writer’s coach” and follow a structured path. If they have a proven, successful track record, there is something to be said for that… Listening is good!
And finally …. Everyday, someone asks me how I got Dr. Wayne Dyer’s endorsement….
And my answer is quite simple. I prayed about it. The wisdom came to me on how to find his address, what to say, and what color of envelope to send it in… And when I dropped my book off at the post office it, I detached from the entire process. And two weeks later, I received an email from Dr. Dyer along with his endorsement, and he told me that when he came to Denver he wanted to meet me in person. That’s it!!!! This “entire thing” was Divinely guided. And it wasn’t because I knew someone who knew someone, or I bought my way “there”.
I hope this post was inspiring and maybe even motivated you to “do whatcha gotta do” to make yourself happy.