In this crazy fast spinning world we all seem to be caught up in a frenzy of activity. And I have to ask –
Are you juggling too many balls to think about writing your book?
I often hear from people who want to write their book that they have this constant resistance and it sounds like this:
‘I have a massive to-do-list in my head that distracts me.’
‘When I think about writing my book, I fall into an abyss of frustration and come up with the best delay tactics ever!’
Ever been there?
Of course we have –
Yes me too! (isn’t this when we drift into hours of Netflix?)
It is sometimes really hard to be able to step back from the madness, and turn it down a notch or five.
Because that is often when we can see clearly what is important to us.
-It is not that we have too little time to do the things we need to do, it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have – Gary W. Keller
The other way to find that clarity of mission is to have a mentor, coach, a colleague who knows about writing and publishing – and can be emotionally neutral.
This is why investing in professional guidance is so popular and brings more benefits, both professionally and personally.
When it comes to writing your book – there are 3 key things to start you off on the right foot – without the overwhelm.
1.Find the heart and core of your story. What is it really you want to express – a sentence or 3 max. What is the thread for your book? What is the main topic you are going to share, impart or teach?
2. What is in it for the reader? You must know this clearly from the beginning. What will they benefit from reading your book? What are they getting for spending the time and money on your book?
3. All books contain a proficient balance of fascinating facts and intriguing stories. Stories to illustrate the point or message. Data backed up by human experience.
Here are some other suggestions to overcome the overwhelm and stop juggling too many balls and get writing!
-When you feel overwhelmed, write out your ‘No-to-do list – Georgia Varjas
Next writing masterclass on Tuesday 7th November will be a Q&A: Gain the confidence to structure, publish and promote your book. All the details are here