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Stop Killing Your Book Dream With Lack of Focus

Aug 18, 2007
Do you fear your dream of writing a book is doomed to die inside you? May I be honest? It may, if you don't focus and get it done. With the right focus and knowledge, you can easily write your significant message into a book.

Read this article and fuel the flame of your book dream again. This time dream a bigger dream. Dream after writing your book, you receive life long income that grows each month.

In this bigger dream you become a highly visible expert in your field. You gain added respect of your colleagues and peers because of your book. You receive increased income leveraged from higher fees charged. Your clients gladly pay them with book author as one of your titles.

Are you ready to revive your dream yet? Here are a few tips to help make all your book dreams come true:

1. Choose your book topic with care.

I recommend a subject you have passion for. I won't lie to you and say your book will write itself if you choose well. But it will make it a lot easier. You know, "Your book, your baby." Your book project becomes your brain child in a way. Make sure it's a topic you could enjoy now and for at least the next 3 years.

2. Write your book and keep your soul.

No, you don't have to sell your soul anymore to write a saleable book. Use the cumulative effect of doing a little bit at a time. Even so, unless you want it to take years to write, you must schedule writing time each week. For example, you could write 2 pages a day and have a short book in weeks.

3. Think solutions to your book readers' problems.

Your audience is looking for solutions to their problems. They are looking to you for encouragement to overcome their challenges. Mine your background, your files, and your speeches for the gold called your knowledge. Use speedy book writing techniques and finish your book faster to sell sooner.

4. Focus with a book intention plan.

Write a book writing and marketing plan. Educate yourself about book writing. Enroll or get resources like ecourses, books and Teleseminars. Invest in your book project. Use professional help with getting your cover design, book layout. Remember, book covers sell more books than any other element. Give your book the selling chance it deserves.

5. Write your book's vision statement.

Write it down and make it plain. Write when you'll complete it. Name specific outcomes you get after completing your book. For instance, envision yourself watching your bank balance grow from book sales. Write, "I see myself with increased income and more clients." Anyway you get the idea; create your vision statement including see, hear and feel.

6. Be patient with yourself on the book journey.

Set realistic expectations. If you think an hour here or a couple there will get your book done, rethink your commitment. Plan to fit at least 8-14 hours into your schedule to get your book done and out to the world. It may mean getting up in the wee hours of the morning or burning the midnight oil. Either way, know consistency will drive you and your book to a successful completion.

7. Go the extra mile to a successful book.

Persistent writers become successful authors. Don't give up. Take your dream out of the back seat. Bring your plans to the front. When you do what it takes to author your book, you can reap the rewards of expert status, increased fees, respect for your know how, fame that grows and many more opportunities that manifest.

Don't put it off any more. Take your dream off the shelf. If you wait, you can be this time next year without making your dream of writing a successful book come true. You have the knowledge and the solution. Now write it down. Your audience is waiting. Focus, use the tips above and write a book that sells well. Make it different. Make it count. Make it yours.
About the Author
Earma Brown, 12 year author and business owner helps small business owners and writers who want to write their best book now! Earma mentors other writers and business professionals through her monthly ezine "iScribe." Send any email to iscribe@bookwritinghelp.com for free mini-course "Jumpstart Writing Your Book" or visit her at http://www.bookwritinghelp.com
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