you writing your New Years resolution for the next year? Yes.
Don't put your book on the list this year. New Year resolutions
are for stuff you're going to do, right. Do this instead; dream
a bigger dream with me.
Imagine your book already finished. Think about the benefits
you've gained. You know the added respect from your colleagues,
the added income to help pay the bills or fund your next vacation.
Picture your customers writing in about how much your book has
helped them. Hear them telling all their friends about your
well-written helpful book. Imagine how excited you feel about
finally fulfilling your dream of writing a book.
Did you dream the bigger dream? Great! It can happen; you've
already seen it. Now follow these seven principles and make
your book dream come true this year:
Write a book with passion. Choose a topic you're passionate
about. Perhaps you're passionate about your work or a cause.
Your customers can be your biggest resource. Solve their problems.
Answer their questions. If you're a speaker, use one of your
main talks and expound on that subject.
Write a book with intention. Write a plan. Get the
necessary resources in place to accomplish your dream of writing
a book. Educate yourself about book writing. Sign up for a class,
course or seminar. Set aside a special bank account for book
cover design, editing, page layout and promotion. Without the
money needed to fund your project, your book dream may die or
stall at the finish line.
Write a book with a vision. Write your vision down
and make it plain. Write the dream you just dreamed. Be specific
with the details. Name the date you will complete it. Write
the specific outcomes you will have as a result of writing your
book. For example, see yourself watching your bank balance grow
from book sales. Write, "I see myself with increased income
and more clients." Anyway you get the idea; create your
vision statement including see, hear and feel.
Write a book with focus. No, you don't have to sell
your soul anymore to write a saleable book. Use the cumulative
effect of doing a little bit at a time. Even so, unless you
want it to take years to write, you must schedule writing time
each week. For example, you could write 2 pages a day and have
a short book in weeks.
Write a book with solutions. Your audience is looking
for solutions to their problems. They are looking to you for
encouragement to overcome their challenges. Mine your background,
your files, and your speeches for the gold called your knowledge.
Use speedy book writing techniques and finish your book faster
to sell sooner.
Write a book with realistic expectations. If you think
an hour here or a couple there will get your book done, rethink
your commitment. Plan to fit at least 8-14 hours into your schedule
to get your book done and out to the world. It may mean getting
up in the wee hours of the morning before your family gets up
or burning the midnight oil after work. Either way, know consistency
will drive you and your book to a successful completion.
Write a book with persistence. Persistent writers become
successful authors. Don't give up. Take your dream out of the
back seat. Bring your book writing plans to the front. When
you do what it takes to author your book, you can reap the rewards
through an expert status, increased fees, respect for your know
how, fame that grows and many more opportunities that manifest.
wait a minute longer. Take your book dream off the shelf. If
you wait, you can be this time next year without making your
dream of writing a successful book come true. You have the knowledge
and the solution. Now write it down. Your audience is waiting.
Focus, use the principles above and make your book dream come
true this year. Make it different. Make it count. Make it yours.
Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches
experts and professioals who are impacting the world how
to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.”
Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and
writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing
what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing
books and collecting movies especially girlie movies...More
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