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Many people I meet tell me that they would love to write a book. In the same breath, they continue with one of these excuses:

Excuse #1: “I’m too busy.”

My response: Have you heard the saying, “When you want to get something done, ask a busy person?” Sounds like you are a prime candidate for writing a book.

Excuse #2: “I don’t know what I would write about.”

My response: Let’s talk about your area of expertise. I am sure that you have so much to share with others. It is simply a matter of recognizing your specialty and then choosing to document it in the form of a book. And if you are a business owner, writing a book is an added form of credibility….

Excuse #3: “I don’t know where to start.”

My response: It’s not the answer; it’s the question. Begin by scheduling 30 days to think about what you want to write. Then on that 31st day, schedule a one-hour writing appointment with yourself. Yes – only one hour. At the end of the hour, review your progress.

Whether you have written one paragraph or two hundred words, give yourself credit for having started. Yes, you are on your way to writing your book! Before you get up, schedule your next one-hour writing appointment for the following day. Repeat this process seven days a week for 32 weeks. In a mere eight months, you will have a finished manuscript or be darn close!

Excuse #4: “I have no idea how to get a book published.”

My response: For goodness sake, enjoy the conception process! Start by writing your book.

Today, publishing a book is easier than ever. Rather than putting the carriage before the horse, get writing! I will be available to answer your “how to get published” questions, I promise!