Many people start with 1 idea, which turns into 1 million ideas, become over whelmed with ideas, then give up before ever starting book...
Here's my suggestion, build a book, your book, the same way a house is built.
Build the frame first...
Erect the frame for each unit or chapter...don't worry about filling it up yet...one phase at a time, but the first thing is to erect the frame of book or house.
Once you erect the frame, you'll have a much more clear view of what direction to go in.
And don't put nothing in the rooms yet...just give each room a title, theme...1-10 or 1-15 or 1-5...just walk by and give each room or chapter a theme and title..(one step at a time).
Then after titling each room, now you can place one or two objects in the room, a box here, a thought there, a character over there ect.
Do this with each framed unit or chapter, until you start getting story continuity or flow...may have to re-arrange a few rooms yet, that's why no walls or roof yet on metaphorical book, which we are seeing as a house being built for illustration purposes.
So right now, we're just at the framing process...open, empty rooms with titles...I'll be back soon, and we'll continue to build our house, or book.
My advice is to just find a publishing service in your town or city and just go there in person, or go to library and get real life advice from a registered librarian, and that's how you get real life leads.
There's a lot of online 3rd party 'How to publish' your book type of sites...but they all want the same thing and people are getting sick of it...it's always the same thing...
Then followed by disclaimer of all sorts of BS
Then you never hear from site, but sure do end up getting a lot of junk email.
People are getting sick of this and as such just suggest going to a place in your own physical vicinity where you can meet publisher or agent face to face. Even if you have to schedule an appointment it's better than just blindly sending money over the web and not knowing if people on other end will ever respond.
There's also a lot of collegiate teachers out there, current and or retired, who if you run an add will gladly respond and help you organize a book...either for free or arrange a fee for them.
There's a lot of bright brilliant people in all communities who often love sharing their information with others...it's just in most peoples nature to share, at least those who are successful or have been.
And it's more motivating to actually be in someone presence as they help you organize book, steps you must take, programs you may need and so on, just makes it more fun to establish relationship with person helping you rather than cold distant online interaction with robot, and constant registering and all the junk male that comes with it.
Finding that 'G' spot when it comes to writing a book
You'll know when you find your 'G' spot when it comes to writing the book you've always wanted to write, you'll know cause writing will seem effortless, and book will be based on something, or a bunch of experiences you string together that you have personal experience with.
The writing will just flow, as if on ice skates...
Ok, I probably should of used this analogy first.
But either or, you'll know when you've found your 'G' spot with writing cause it will be as effortless as skating on ice when your write, your thoughts will just flow.
Write, write, and write, write the book, and worry about all the other details later, but first just get your idea on paper or file, the rest will come.
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2017 7:33:35 GMT -5 by X factor
In above red lighted link, site warns of places that take up front money, means that's how they make their money and not from your actual sales, which means they're not motivated for you to sell anything if they're already getting your money up front.
I'm just weary of online stuff now, trusting people you can't see, and can only interact with online.
I like to see whom I'm dealing with, know where there office is and all, make sure their office isn't ins Iceland or something.
I may go different route, create book myself, or more like pamphlet book, or guide book concerning certain relevant issue, then distribute a few myself for free, just create buzz about it, create website specifically for that book so that if people 'want to know more' ect.
Send to radio stations, media centers, create buzz organically, and then worry about selling for profit down the road.
There's a zillion E-books out there already, not sure if these companies care if anyone reads yours, once they've taken your upfront money.
I may go different route, and target specific community, create buzz within that specific community and see what happens from there.
Would rather do that than spend $1,500.00 bucks on services, and no results.
Anyways, can't figure it all out tonight, about time for bed.
Ye, I'm going to go a different route, rather than create just one book or e-book, I'm going to create environment around that book, an industry or identity around that book, almost like the concept of a magazine.
In fact that might be a better option for me, more like a subscription type deal, that way can write what I have to say over time, and in much smaller volume, with back issues available ect.
I have to work out the details as I go.
Good gracious time fly's when in deep thought, I've got to go for now.
Also be weary of book publishing companies that act to aggressive...beware of anyone or institution that acts to aggressive as far as that goes, but specifically speaking of book publishing companies that want you to submit a book, they examine, and if like go forward, but then charge a 'pre fee'.
I mean maybe that's legit way to do it, but in past, if you had a good book, you're the one they paid, in form of advance, not the other way around.
I mean I guess it's all about balance, in that if you're paying them to do all the tedious work, maybe they should get paid.
Just depends on your own book expertese I guess.
I may 'test' such a process soon and will keep you updated on the outcome.
And what's to high of a fee 400?, 600? 1000?
And what if you don't sell a single book?
I mean unless book is promoted, suggested, than would it even sell?
Books aren't cheap to make, the paper the ink, I mean ever go to Office Max and see how much they charge for copies?...think how much more a book would be.
I don't know, I may get playful later on and call this publishing company back just to investigate...
I'm seriously thinking about enrolling in one of these courses, for free.
Yes 'edX', is like where a string of major Universities have strung together all sorts of courses for free, well with one caviot (I need to take their free spelling course).
The courses are free, but some offer certification for a fee, either way the course is free, but if want 'certification', the fee can range from 30-300, from what I've seen, but to me it's still worth it.
I mean to be able to put on your resume that you received any kind of Training from Harvard or Oxford or Yale, hell ye I'd do it.
Not only that but allows you to meet real people, real instructors, and that's so important, cause that's something you just don't get on social media anymore, sad to say, but you just don't.
Or at least you don't meet credintalled people with constructive purpose in life.
Enrolling in class changes that dynamic big time, and now suddenly what you write is being observed, studied graded and compared to 'the greats', and that's how you get your name out there.
I think a 6 week writing course, free one, at Yale or Harvard, would get you more exposure to minds that matter, and that can open doors for you, than 5 years of blind writing on social media.