What has been the most challenging part of your book process: writing, building the book, printing, distributing, marketing, etc.?
Writing a book, provides lot’s of challenges, but everytime you overcome one of them you, it’s happy dance time!
My biggest challenge was definately the actual creation of all those pages of information in a format that others would understand and learn from. I had so many notes, pieces of paper scribbled in the most unlikely places, but if I did not scribble the minute I thought of an additional inclusion, the idea would just disappear into idea oblivion and I would try and rack my brain to bring it back.
It is so easy to make excuses for NOT sitting down and continue to write, I honestly think I sometimes made up excuses just for the sake of it, if I had a week, were not much progress was made. I did not set myself a time limit, it was always just a work in progress and the only one I had to validate any delay’s, was to myself.
Sometimes I would get so angry that I had been slack, but in that frame of mind, if I did force myself to sit and write a little more, it was usually poor quality and the delete button on my laptop worked overtime.
Fortunately, I did have days, were the words just flowed and flowed and I cashed in on those days big time!
As I write this, I am shaking my head, saying OK, tomorrow you ARE going to sit down and put time frames on the next books on the production line and hold myself accountable, better get Miss WW’s in on this to spur me along.
Kids R Klever – How To Help Your Kids Shine! was a mammoth task for a first effort, but I did it, and I honestly believe the next books will be much easier, as I know how this all works for me.
Distribution is not an issue as I have chosen to have this book only available in download format, no hard copies required. My next two are shorter and will be in the same format. The third on the line is a different kettle of fish and I am going to jump in the deep end and put it to paper print……OMG!…….more to learn.
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