You say you want to write a book?

September 14, 2006 at 1:45 am 2 comments

Here’s a great post by Jill Koenig at GoalBlog.com about doing just that. Her point is that once the book is written, there’s still a ton of work to be done to market it to publishers, consumers, etc. As she puts it, writing a book is only 10% writing. Sounds daunting, I know, and I think that’s why most of the people I know that want to write a book never actually have started it. (Me included.)

I once heard someone ask the question: “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer:  “One bite at a time.”

Or for those more traditional: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step.” ~~ Confucious

Translation –> You have to take the first bite or the first step! In other words, sit down at the computer or paper and start writing! And once you complete the manuscript, don’t put it in a drawer and forget about it…start to market it!

Writing a book is a noble and worthy thing to do. Thank goodness there are many people that actually spend the time and effort to complete them and make them available to us. And those of us who have considered writing a book should think more seriously about doing it.

Thanks, Jill, for the inspiration and the motivations!

In fact, Jill is so motivational that I think I need to cut this post short and go start my book!  😉

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  • 1. Jill  |  September 14, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Lynn,

    Yes!! Let’s get those thoughts down on paper and turn them into beautiful books to share with humanity!

    Thank you for helping inspire the author within.

    I love books and I love your blog!

    Jill
    http://www.GoalBlog.com

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  • 2. cree8iv1  |  September 14, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement, Jill! You’re terrific!! 🙂

    Reply

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