As a book writing coach, I have heard a lot of rationalisations and apologies as to why a person hesitates to write a book.
Out of all the 57 and a half reasons, excuses and delays that people offer to not start writing their book,
I want to emphasise the 3 things you don’t have to concern yourself with!
Time – Experience – Equipment
As we all have the same number of hours in a day, I will not tell you to reorganise or rearrange your pleasure times. But I will share this with you.
Once you have recognised the value of your book content and the importance it has, not just for you but your readership – your priorities change. Like 360 degrees.
As a writing coach and having been at the beginning of the writing process with a few authors now – I can assure you that the love, desire, drive, determination and discipline to write and…finish the book just grows!
The next thing to mention is that it is not a race.
Each writer has to find their own pace and that will vary from chapter to chapter and day to day.
We do have the same ‘clock time’ but the way we perceive it and use it varies. For example: some of us sleep more and the perception is we have less time.
You do not need a degree, typing certificate or editing abilities to write a book.
Your skills improve the more you write. Your writing coach, mentor and editor will give you regular feedback and updates.
As your confidence to write develops, so does your courage to express, explore and reveal.
You do not need to be a genius at grammar or spelling. You do not need to be famous or infamous (although when it comes to publishing and marketing you need other skills.)
Here is the list of ingredients you do need:
Laptop and/or desk top.
Table, chair and good lighting.
Writing apps, gadgets and tools – optional
Most important of all is the team. From your mentor/coach to publisher, editor and printer.
Of course, I will have to mention the benefits of having a writing coach. If you have read any of my other blog posts or my books, you will know that I advocate support, accountability and brainstorming.
I know the huge advantages of having a coach there for me, throughout the book writing roller coast ride. I have done it 4 times now!