Then the fun began.
Writing a book is no easy task.
It started with the actual process of writing. I became wrapped up in the mechanics of how to write and edit a book, asking for and receiving advice from a writer, writers write, period, and doing online research.
It came down to a process with which I was comfortable and familiar, simply using the tools at hand and not getting too fussed about it.
I started to write the whole thing in one extremely large document.
I’ve since settled on a process that’s easier to follow, still in familiar territory, but spread out a bit so I’m not carrying around this huge document and trying to remember where I am, what I’ve written and what I’ve edited.
I see why the second book will be so much easier. I’ll have my process down.
For some reason I didn’t consider writing a book to be like setting up a new business. I need all the same things, just with a slightly different slant than I’m used to – a business model, business plan, systems and marketing plan, etc.
Write like you are Arnold said one blogger.
He was right.
When I look at the total number of pages to write and work backwards to find how much I must write each and every day, it is indeed daunting.
But ever onwards.
Writers write. Right?