I talk with a lot of writers and authors who find it difficult to write new material every week. It’s one thing to write a book start to finish, but the average is two years to complete the book. The longest it took me was 3 1/2 years for a research book I did, “Be Your Own Boss Guide” and I’ll never tackle another project like that one. It was gruesome.
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Most people I talk with who have a desire to write their first book feel like it’s too overwhelming. They look at the book as a monumental project.
What I do is to share my concept of how to write a book in 6 weeks, with one hour a day. It takes about three hours to write the outline which consists of 15-18 topics (chapters), 10-15 talking points (paragraphs) and 5-8 points for each paragraph. Once you’ve written your outline, you can write four pages an hour, 2 ½ hours per chapter, 25 hours to write ten chapters. After two edits, you will have your book completed in just four to six weeks.
It really is that simple!
Now for those of you who don’t enjoy sitting down at the computer everyday, and there are truly more of you than those of us who enjoy doing so, the easiest method of getting your book done in the same amount of time is to buy a digital recorder. Carry your outline with you everywhere you go. I have some clients who have put their outline on their cell phones so they are never without it.
You can talk your book into existence and when you get back to your computer, you will be able to transfer the audio files to text files. Then you simply massage the text to become the chapters.
Now, even those who don’t enjoy typing can create their book in 4-6 weeks and become an author in less than two months.