by Angela Lauria February 7, 2024
In today’s fast-paced world, every moment is packed with commitments. Life, as we say around here at Difference Press, keeping “lifing” and the aspiration of writing a book can seem like a distant dream.
The journey from a blank page to a bestseller, even amidst constant interruptions, is not just a fantasy. It’s a feasible goal. This realization is at the core of the process I’ve seen thousands of busy professionals embrace and succeed with. From coaches to executives to consultants, learn how you can stay focused and start writing your bestseller now.
Liberate Your Inner Author
The first step to stay focused and writing a book is liberating what I call your “inner author.”
This concept goes beyond mastering literary techniques or organizational development. It’s about tapping into the message that burns within you, a message that, regardless of your writing skills, demands to be shared. It’s the story that wakes you up at night begging you to write it.
The most impactful books often come from those who may not be traditionally the best writers. These writers are driven by a powerful need to communicate their ideas and experiences. People like Hector Quiroga, a successful immigration lawyer originally from Colombia who wrote, Prove Them Wrong. This powerful memoir shows how he went from victim of child sexual abuse to victor helping other survivors get asylum in the USA and escape their perpetrators.
Navigating the Labyrinth
The journey of writing a book is comparable to navigating a labyrinth.
The initial steps, often overlooked, involve planning and choosing the right publishing path. These early decisions are critical and lay the foundation for the book’s eventual impact. Make these decisions wrong or skip them all together and the chance of your book succeeding becomes as infinitesimal as navigating your way out of a maze while blindfolded.
Overcoming Obstacles and Overcoming Writers Block
Overcoming common obstacles such as time constraints and writer’s block is a significant part of this journey.
When authors connect deeply with the book they are meant to write, the barriers start to diminish.
Writers block stems from confusion. It’s not just about the writing itself. It’s about setting the stage for the message to reach and resonate with the intended audience. Making this connection before writing triggers “Einstein Time.”
This is when moments of productivity and inspiration present themself no matter how over scheduled you are.
When you lay the right groundwork, the completion of your book becomes almost inevitable.
Visualizing Your Success as You Start Writing
Envisioning the success of a book is more than daydreaming about bestseller lists. It involves visualizing the book’s impact, aligning one’s emotional state with this vision, and mentally preparing for the transformative journey ahead. The emotional resonance an author infuses into their writing subtly transfers to the reader. It makes the writing process not just a creative endeavor but also an emotional one.
As I often say, the energy that goes into the book is the energy transferred to the reader. The writer and reader are linked forever.
Mastering the Art of Book Marketing
Marketing a book begins long before its publication. Understanding the audience, tailoring the message, and setting the stage for the book’s entrance into the world are essential steps that ensure the book reaches the right readers and creates a lasting impact.
Successful Writing in a Hectic World
Walking the path from pondering to publishing in a hectic world is a testament to strategic planning, emotional intelligence, and resilience.
It’s about harnessing not just the skill of writing, but also the power of a compelling message and the art of connecting deeply with your future readers. Committing to this journey, equal parts challenging yet immensely rewarding, turns the once daunting dream of authorship into a tangible, achievable reality.
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