Writing my first BookWrite my first book
Ups and downs of my first book
I wrote a volume. It' not a proper textbook, to say the least. It' all about packin'. It' s laughable because I am reading many self-published non-fiction that I consider "real" to be. I' m not even going to be writing a novel or publishing a traditional one. So I wrote a script. It' almost not in my hand.
This was my original concept four years ago - I even conceived the content. I' ve decided to pack lights as a theme because our Packposts are most loved since the beginning of this blogs. Writing about it seemed like a straightforward thing - who is writing a volume about packaging? Then others began to start writing about how to take only hand luggage.
That could have put the last pin in the casket of my books, but I realized that I wanted to compose this one. My intention was to create the ultimative guideline for grabbing lights, which contains all my hints and answers all sorts of questions. I' m writing long, detailled blogs, and my script would be an expansion of that.
Traveling and blogging had become part of my regular lives and I felt I had to try something new. However, I put so much effort on myself - the new challenges had to be a big, challenging target, something I've always wanted to do with my own lives, a true target.
So I started to write my own books at the end of 2014, when I lived in a casualita with a view of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. I' ve smashed the first 50,000 word design in a single overhaul. It was a crappy first design, of course. There is more grief in postponement than in typing.
But I wanted to find out what equipment other travelers recommend so that the guide would go beyond our experience. Still I had doubts, and I was a little bit jumpy when I said I would write the news-reader.
and I knew I would end it. We' ve been on the road so much and I've had so much to work on, I haven't had enough work. I' ve taken six month off (although we did cogwheel tests during this time).
I did not get my target of a date for my publication in July, but it gave me enough free space from the work. Eventually, when we moved to Bali, I was able to work on the second design with new faces. Unfortunately, those glimpses said to me that it was a huge confusion, boring and horribly inscribed.
That was by far the most difficult part of composing the script. Finding out the format of the books was a frustration. It was my intention to make the script better. There were some folks who hate that script. Anyone would have thought that packaging could be such a contentious issue? and work to alleviate the soreness. When I had edited my work so many copies that I couldn't stand it anymore, I sent it to a reviser.
It felt so much simpler to write the script than to try to get them reading it. This means I had such an emboldening answer from the blogs to whom I sent early editions of the work that I felt better. I' ve packed all the spots in my start page for the start of my online booking session with a lot of interviewing, guest commentary and review.
I' m sure that the best and the worse of penning will still come. I' ve no clue what will be happening when my volume is published, but I'm so happy that I made the jump at last. Scrivener - A mighty utility that enabled me to organize all my research and fonts in one place, reorder sections, define targets for counting words, and make it pretty easy for the Kindle to use.
It' a must when you' re composing a work. I' m now using the Chrom enhancement so that everything I type on the web is corrected by it. Chicago- Manual of Art - I used the free test version of this on-line styling guidebook during my work. Ninety-nine styles - We held a seven-day competition in which collectors entered over 100 possible covers of books.
With SurveyMonkey, I asked our reader which titles they liked best. Jared Dees' The Ultimate Books Launch Guide - 33 great promotional tips. Answered your Scrivener compilation questions - Finding out how to make a Kindle Mobile from Scrivener was initially puzzling, but quite easy after we learned all the setup.
These guidelines will help you. Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic - If you feel bogged down in your creativity, I suggest this inspirational textbook and its Magic Lessons pedcast. Anne Lamott's Birdby Birdbird - A funny and useful tutorial on the practice and emotion of the letter. The hugging of crappy first designs was a match switcher for me.
This is On by Stephen King - Part memory, part master class with many great hints. This is a non-fiction book by William Zinsser. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss - A funny instruction for setting the tone. Typing, publishing, repeating Platt & Truant - These self-published writers tell how they have made it.
Even though it focuses more on literature, I still learned a great deal.