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It’s a lot of hard work writing that first eBook. But have you given consideration to what happens next? It’s easy to get caught up in the art of writing. After all, that’s the fun part and what drives us to be writers.
Well, here’s the thing. The last few weeks I’ve been struggling a bit with the writing process. I know, disbelief! Here is a writer who writes and blogs about writing and the myth of writers block yet I’ve discovered that sometimes writers block can be a hard beast to tame.
Have you had an epiphany lately? Here’s the scenario. You’ve been in the bath, in bed, maybe on a walk when suddenly out of the blue like a bolt of lightning, you’ve thought of the perfect topic for an eBook. Well done. It’s easy to come up with ideas sometimes, but just a little harder to turn that idea into eBook you can sell on Amazon. If you follow these six simple steps, you can complete and publish your first eBook, and maybe make some money on the side. Ok, let’s go.
Writer’s Doubt is the dark and shadowy cousin of our old friend Writer’s Block. It’s a much more troubling Beastie to wrestle with. That’s because Writer’s Block doesn’t really exist. It’s just another word for procrastination. We can always find other things that we need to do before committing our words and ideas to paper or screen. You know, clean our workstation. Take the garbage out. Vacuum the floor. Wash the dog.
You know there are a lot of ways of overcoming ‘writers block’, but my favourite is this. When Dr Suess was struck by writers block, he would go to a secret cupboard filled with hundreds of hats. He’d try different ones on until the words came. Brilliant.