How Do You Write a Book?

One word at a time!

Do you have a book rolling around in your brain? Are you ready to get it out of your head and onto paper? Join me as I begin to write a new book starting next week. I will outline what I am doing so you can follow along.

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Last year, I wrote the third volume of A Child’s Geography. It was a huge project, but I took it from idea stage to physical book in just 11 months. I’m ready to do it again!

That volume was titled Explore the Classical World and covered several of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Now, it’s time to tackle volume four – Explore Medieval Kingdoms.

Here’s the basic outline:

  • Spain – 2 chapters
  • Portugal – 1 chapter
  • France – 3 chapters
  • Andorra – 1 chapter
  • Switzerland – 1 chapter
  • Austria – 1 1/2 chapters
  • Liechtenstein – 1/2 chapter
  • Germany – 3 chapters
  • Luxembourg – 1 chapter
  • Belgium – 1 chapter
  • Netherlands – 1 chapter

That is a total of 16 chapters across 11 countries. That works out nicely. I will write about one country per month. Most months, that means one chapter, but other months will be more challenging with two or three chapters to write. I’ll give myself an extra week or two for those larger projects. But I should be done by next December to close out the year with a finished book.

Next week, I’ll post my actual plan of attack for writing each chapter. I’ll write about how I stay motivated and when I get my best writing done. Stay posted for that.

(Here’s the link to the next post!)

Question: Do you have a book you would like to write? Would you like to join me?

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