Chapter One (sample): The Top Five Excuses Why You Have Not Finished Your Book
Eighty-nine percent of all people living in the United States have said they were going to write a book…"someday". The problem is someday is never today. As a published author, people often share with me their dreams of writing a book. I am always amazed at the number of great ideas and stories people have. Sadly, I do not know of one person out of hundreds of who told me they were going to write a book who actually have.
I began to ask myself why more of these people have not fulfilled their desire to write the book they envision. After much thought, I now believe it is because people are experts at finding a reason why they cannot do it. Perhaps you have heard that old saying, “Don’t die with your music still inside of you.” I believe the same is true about writing. “Don’t die with your story still inside of you.” I am here to share a few very simple secrets with you. Once you know these secrets you will never be able to use your old excuses to rationalize the reasons why you are not doing the very thing you say you want to do. What are these secrets? The first secret is that writing does not have to be hard. We make writing hard. Your subject matter and genre determine the path you take as writer. We have so many stories as to why writing is so hard that we paralyze and sabotage ourselves before we even get started.
I am a firm believer that we are all storytellers. As I mentioned earlier, I have stopped counting how many times I have heard people say, “I’ve got this great idea for a book, but…” It does not matter if you are writing a book that is Fiction, Non-Fiction, Self-Help, or a How to Book, there will always an excuse you can use to prevent yourself from just doing it.
The Top Five Excuses:
Debunking these five excuses are reason I wrote this book. I want you to succeed and see your dreams become reality. My intention is to make your book writing experience as easy as possible. You can avoid going through the challenges I faced when writing my first book. There is no reason to learn the hard way. As it is, you still have a lot of work ahead you. The process I am going to lead you through is as straight forwarded as it can get.