It’s been a busy few weeks. I have been studying ebook writing and publishing and I have the draft ready for my very first ebook.
Once again, I have been scouring the net, reading blogs and watching heaps of YouTube videos. There is such a lot of information on the internet providing us with so many choices. However, I concentrated on ideas to help me formulate a plan of action to simply get the writing done.
In order to put my ramblings into some sort of format, I built a mindmap. I simply wrote words on a page relating to topics I thought about in relation to the general subject of the book. I then wrote ‘single word ideas’ around each topic. Just words and I added anything that came to mind whether I felt it may be relevant or not.
Then I wrote sentences around some of those words that I felt could expand out into paragraphs or even pages. Some words were then discarded as irrelevant to the flow of the ebook.
Next step was to figure out a beginning, middle, and end. From there I added the sentences and remaining words into each of these sections and expanded the sentences around each word. From there each sentence expanded to a paragraph.
A few rewrites and revisions later and I have a draft ready to give to an editor to review. The big question now is whether I will bore the socks off people, or whether they will find my story helpful and give them something to consider.
My book is a review of my life through the ages, and where I am at this particular point in time. It details the steps I am taking to build an online future and passive income sources.
Whilst I have not repeated the information I have here that describes my early life with regard to my travels, this ebook describes my life, both past and present, with regard to financial security.
One of the courses I found that I will be using to follow up with the publishing and marketing aspect from here on is this one (affiliate). I will now also start on my next book mindmap.
Whilst I will still do most of the writing myself, I will outsource some of the research and marketing so that I can quickly upscale and aim to write one book per month. I have a number of niches I am looking at and the research required will simply give me an opportunity to check other angles to ensure that I am offering a sound opinion.
My goal is to make ebook writing one of my passive income sources going into the future. Ebook writing and publishing, I personally find an interesting topic and I believe a fantastic way to put my years of journal writing into practice.
I am not a good writer, and being a high school drop out who just passed English as a subject in High School, I know my vocabulary is fairly limited. I often can’t think of the correct ‘big’ word to use in a sentence, however, I think my meaning is generally understood.
I will continue to blog and plot my general outline and actions so that I can share my journey with my readers.
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