So You Want to Be An Author?

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want to be an author
May 03

Is Writing a Book

on Your Bucket List? 

I'm amazed at how many people I meet who have "becoming an author" on their bucket list. Yet a large percentage of those people will never cross it off of their bucket list - even though nowadays, getting your book published (after writing, of course) is easier than any time in history!

​Why is this? 

Because it feels too difficult.  (Really? Is that it?)

​Think about this: When you say "I want to write a book one day", you are likely not just envisioning yourself sitting down at your desk and writing several paragraphs or a chapter until your book is completed. Are you? 

Here's the plain truth. You likely have all manner of thoughts come into your head, decide you lack too much knowledge and "know how", and then delay until that amorphous "later" when you know more, have more time and can do more. 

Sound familiar?​

Below are just a few obstacles your brain might come up with when you think about going after your dream of becoming a published  author: 

  • I don't have enough time - I'm too busy.
  • I don't know anything about publishing, so I'd be stuck.
  • It might cost too much for me to consider...
  • I'm not sure I'm a very good writer.
  • I know nothing about launching or marketing a book!
  • ​This all makes me feel overwhelmed, so I think I'll just push it to the back of my mind (again).

If any of these sound familiar, you've come to the right place! You see, I once gave myself all of these excuses - and more. But I couldn't shake the feeling that I was born to write - and called to use my experiences to encourage others. So I purchased scores of courses and learned a lot through sheer trial and error - and now my desire is to help you skip past all the obstacles and get your own work published - so it can be out there encouraging others! 

Step 1: Make a Quality Decision

Before you can accomplish anything, you will need to determine if it is something you really want to do. If it is, then the rest of what you need to learn and know will make its way to you. The most important step is for you to make a quality decision.

In future posts, we will address the various facets of writing a book, including how to generate ideas, your writing environment, how to move past writer's block, setting and reaching your goals, and all things related to publishing and marketing your book as well. 

The key for you right now is not to worry about all of the things you don't understand yet - we will cover them (and we welcome your questions and feedback) and give you options for doing it completely on your own, or outsourcing some components that you don't want to take the time or effort to learn yourself. 

Stay tuned for the 2nd post in this series! 

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