So you want to write a book in 5 easy steps? Fact vs Fiction.
Allow me to add a touch of reality.
- There aren’t five easy steps to writing a book. Not even 10 easy steps.
- It’s never easy, seldom fun and rarely remunerative. The majority of self-published books sell less than 200 copies.
- If you spend years writing a non-fiction book, the subject might be outdated or overtaken by authors who were faster to market. Non-fiction books should be completed in less than a year. Fiction typically takes longer.
- The question: How many precious years of your life are you willing to devote to writing roughly 180 pages?
And yet authors keep writing books. Why? Because serious writers/respected authors are passionate about their topic. Serious writers tend to love the written word. Serious writers and authors can mull over a sentence or paragraph for hours, even days, before getting it right.
There is no easy path – only too many leftover paragraphs, phrases and drafts to count.