Ever since I started this venture, I’ve learned an immeasurable amount about what goes into the process of writing, marketing and publishing a book today. Because of what I’ve learned, I recently concluded that now may not be the time for me to publish a book.
I am a writer at heart, to be sure. But doing a book is a very different sort of writing project. It’s certainly different from writing an article (which can be done in a few hours) or from creating and producing products (which often can be done in a few weeks).
I plan to transition my “book efforts” to creating a product that will utilize some of the content in my unfinished book. I will share details with you later as I have them available. First, I need to get clear about the product focus. That clarity is critical.
The knowledge I’ve acquired over many months has been both eye-opening and invaluable. The insights I’ve gained as a result of working on the book will carry me into the next phase of my business and beyond. While I still believe I want to write and publish a book, I believe all of this needs to happen when the time is right.
What nuggets of wisdom have you ,personally, gained as you journeyed through various large projects?