How to write or publish my book
Don’t ignore the little voice inside you that says you want to write a book. That voice will not get quieter with advancing age and, besides, that’s time you could be spending writing! For info about publishers, self-publishing and how to keep your own seat in your chair for 80,000 words or more, see below.
Starting (or finishing) your book or thesis is not rocket science
The need to write a long-form project, such as a book, thesis or dissertation freaks out many people. The project is so big! Their minds spin with questions such as:
- Where do I get started?
- How much research do I need to do?
- How much time should I spend writing every day?
- How can I stop procrastinating
- How am I going to maintain the quality?
- Academics: Will my supervisor accept this work?
- Book authors: How can I ever find an agent or publisher? Or, should I self-publish?
Stop! Take a deep breath and make a plan to approach the project in a calm and sensible way. Get it Done is a five-year time-tested program that can help give you a sense of order. Starting in 2013 Daphne has worked with a small group of writers helping them complete their books, theses and dissertations.
The heart of the program is its accountability system: you need to report your achievements to the group, five days a week for three months. People are not automatically accepted into the group; it’s necessary to apply.