My Top 6 Tips for Becoming a Published Author
As some of you know, my dream has been to be a published author sharing my life’s work. Yaayyy, I did it!
My new book AreekeerA Vibration™ has been the focus of my life for the past months. Mostly I have loved every minute of it, but it has taken persistence and resilience.
I’ve had hiccups and I wanted to write this post to help anyone else out there who is thinking of writing a book and being a published author.
I had the idea for my book about 9 years ago and it wasn’t until 5-6 years ago that I started to do anything about it. Like most budding authors I was excited about becoming a published author. I had a mentor and I was ready to go.
Hitting a Roadblock
I started. I wrote a bit. Then I stopped. My brain became paralysed. I hated everything I had written and didn’t know how to move forward. I scrapped everything that I had done. But I didn’t give up my dream to be a published author.
I took myself out into nature, sat beside our local dam and asked the universe for help. As I sat there the structure of my book came to me. It was like magic.
So my tips to you are as follows:
1. Think about what you want to write about
For me, this was easy – I wanted to write about my life’s work.
Ask yourself what you are passionate about writing, as you could be living and breathing it for awhile.
2. Think about chapter titles
Break your idea down.
Think about the BIG sections that you can write about. 10-12 chapter titles is a good place to start.
3. Break each chapter down into 3 points
What 3 points could you cover off per chapter?
This will help keep your chapter streamlined and not overwhelm readers. Although sometimes you may need to have more points.
4. Break down your chapter points
What 3 elements would cover off on each of those 3 chapter points?
By listing out these points you will avoid repetition, ensuring that you are only giving the most valuable information to your readers.
5. Commit yourself to 5 minutes a day
By working on your book every day you will keep the momentum going.
Set aside the same time each day and sit down and write.
Some days I would write for 5 minutes and other days it would be for 2 hours! Persistence is the key. Using this method I had my book written in 3 months.
6. Edit, edit and edit again
When it is written, take some time to go over it.
Some mornings I would tweek it and other days I would rewrite sections. Then I had someone else read it and edit it for me. You need a second set of eyes!
Timing is everything. For me, I obviously needed to sit with the idea of my book for some time before I started writing it. The same thing happened at the conclusion of my writing. I had it edited and then it was months before I felt ready to send it to the printers. But when I did, I felt GOOD about it.
My final tip for you is resilience.
Stop doubting yourself and don’t give up on your dream – you can be a published author. Just start, work hard and let the rest fall into place.
Have you written a book? I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below.
Julie Lewin – a world renowned Medical Intuitive started her journey in the art of intuition in 1984. She appeared in four episodes of the TV show “The Extraordinary” which was syndicated to 22 countries. She’s a published author, two x Amazon #1 Bestseller and has a Bachelor in Metaphysical Science. Julie won the Our Internet Secrets Business Builder Award 2013, has founded a charity, and runs transformational retreats. JOIN our VIP membership program.