When Writing a BookWriting a book
- 9 Things not to do when writing a book
Seven month after a book publisher agreement was signed with Skyhorse Publishers, the 76,456 words book for Book Listing Adventures: To write this book was one of the toughest pailing lists ever, especially for my sanity. It is a miracle between research, writing and transcription that my brains did not blow up into millions of bits.
There was a point where I actually Googleed "writing a book sucks" to see if anyone out there could sympathise with my soreness. Although the book still has to go through the technical editorial and composition processes in the publisher, I have learnt a few tips which should NOT be done when writing a book.
But in the first few month the period seemed so far away that I would jump a letter to go to the store with friends or go hanging out with my man. ANY one of these relaxed moments overtook me in the last two month when I hardly had piss.
Don't overlook how much writing or writing experience you need after you think it's done. So I sent the script one minutes before the timelimit and still wish I had two month to read it again. Don't think blogging is like writing a book.
At first I thought that since one of my blogs contains about 700-1000 words, one book would be like writing under a hundred website contributions. Had I written one article per full article per full page, the book would be ready in about four month, so that twelve relaxed writing periods would be lost through re-reading and small changes.
Soon it became clear that Bloggen has nothing to do with writing a book. You can find blogs, search for SEOs, key words, brief articles, quick articles, quick articles, and many photos to lead your reader. There is a completely different grammatical and narrative texture to a book. A lot of folks would say: "Don't you have a blogs item you could use for this section?
In the beginning, there was only one café in my city where I could get inspiration, and to make it even more challenging, there were only three desks that made the words softer. As it was almost not possible to sit eight lessons a night in the same café and get a reserved name tag on one of the word-inspiring desks, I had to study writing everywhere.
So even if there was no incentive, I still write. Don't overlook the time needed for research. The research was my heirloom, over 60% of the book-writing war. Last thing I wanted to do was suggest a Palau store that was shut down a year ago, or tell folks they need a Type A electric adaptor if they really need a Type G. When writing a non-fiction guidebook, the facts have to be right, otherwise it can interfere with people's perceptions of being in charge of the area.
It will take many tedious lessons, make sure you allow your own schedule. I had to submit 50,000 - 60,000 words, which could have been a million words in the beginning. But when I began writing, I realized that I had to erase some information - a great deal of information.
In particular, this applied to the planning, packaging and other travel documents section. Too many hints and hints to find the best offer or how to make a route that you could have done yourself. Don't think you can follow the same blogging plan.
When you are a blogsinger, seriously reconsider your blogs plan. In fact, the only real motive for finishing it was because part of it would be in my book. I would have been best if I had written a few items during the book negotiation that could be published at a later date, or if I had approached some other blogs in my section to write more guests during that period instead of running my owngs.
Away from a chapters. Originally my intention was to finish one section after another. Then, I resolved to make the first sketch of the whole book, then restart from scratch, to make the second and so on. It worked so much better, because when I came back to section one, I had forgot what was in it, so it was like I read it with a couple of sparkling English words.
To write a book is like a perfect carved statue and the first section is the chunk of sound sitting on the artist's workboard. In the second section, you can turn this Blop into a box-shaped or round one, but it still has no real one. There' is probably going to be at least one point where you think the whole book and the lawsuit is such rubbish that it should be thrown in the garbage.
Always take one footstep at a stretch, even if it is only a tiptoe instead of a jump on some occasions. Although the book will be out in a few month or two, Bucket List Adventures is on sale at Amazon, which makes me wonder.