Have you hit a bump (or two) in the road to a completed passive income product? If not, you’re among the fortunate few who can sail right through a book writing project without a trouble in the world. If you’re like the rest of us, though, you will probably at some point find yourself feeling overwhelmed and tempted to throw in the towel.
There are several obstacles you might find yourself facing. Do any of these sound familiar?
- I’m not “good enough” to write a book. Are you worried that people will laugh at you or ask what makes you expert enough to write a book? A lot of writers suffer from insecurity, but if you know your stuff (or know how to find the right info), you’ve got what it takes to be a published author. Besides, their criticism won’t hurt so much when you start selling your book and getting passive income in! 🙂
- I don’t know how to write a book. There’s an easy remedy for this…go to the bookstore or library and pick up a book in your industry, particularly one that you know has been well-received. Take it home and study it. Not just the content (although you might find some good stuff in there), but the structure. How did they start their book? How did it end? Are there a lot of pictures and illustrations, or mainly text? Take lots of notes, but don’t forget to write down how you plan to do it. (Just because you’re getting ideas doesn’t mean you have to do things the same way the other author did…in fact, you might decide that doing it the exact opposite will work better for you!)
- I don’t have time to write a book. If you find yourself thinking that, it’s time to shift your mindset. Stop thinking of it as “writing a book.” Instead, picture yourself writing a series of articles on each topic in your Table of Contents. Then you’ll just need to put the articles together, maybe do a little fine-tuning to make sure they flow from topic to topic, and you’re good to go! The key is to not make it more complicated than it needs to be. Even if you can only set aside time to write one article/chapter per week, you can have a decent-sized book in as few as eight to ten weeks. You can go much quicker if you set aside more time each week. When you consider that many authors spend entire years working on their manuscript…ten weeks doesn’t seem so bad! 🙂
So if you’re feeling stuck, just remember that you’re in control…you have the power to make your product whatever you want it to be. Forget about what other people say, and just keep the end goal (passive income for yourself and/or your family) in sight.
Do you have any thoughts about how to get out of a writer’s funk and get back on track again? I’d love to hear them! Please share them by clicking the Comments link below. Looking forward to hearing from you!