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How to Write a Book When You Don’t Have Enough Time

How to Write a Book When You Don't Have Enough Time

How to Write a Book When You Don't Have Enough Time

How to Write a Book When You Don't Have Enough Time

How to write a book when you don't have enough time? The failure to answer this question can lead  you to give up your dream of being an author before you even begin. But given how important a published book is to your overall business growth, now is the time to look at what you can do to make that happen. If this question has kept you up at night, then this article is for you. This article discusses 3 strategies that you can use to become a published author. Even the busiest person can will be able to write a book using one of these three strategies.

The first strategy for how to write a book when you don't have enough time is to:

1.  Outsource the Project

Who says you must write your book yourself? In the world of publishing, hiring a ghostwriter is a tried and true method for getting a book written. Many people including President Trump have used ghostwriters.  A ghostwriter is a perfect tool if you:

·     Do not have a “feel” for writing

·     Simply do not want to write

·     Are just too busy

Whatever your reason, working with a ghostwriter can make it easy to achieve your publication goals.

Ghostwriters are available in any budget. Be aware however, that you get what you pay for. While you may not want to pay several thousand dollars to hire top talent, you should not settle for the lowest cost providers either. You should interview several writers, look at samples of their work, and then choose the best you can afford.

Remember, you can always edit their work.  But if you need to edit too much, what have you saved?

2. Repurpose Other Content

If you have been marketing your business for a while, chances are good you have a wealth of content that might easily be turned into a book.

       Your blog

       Email auto-responders

       Free opt-in gifts

       Paid products

       Podcast episodes

       Training webinars

All this material can be edited to become your book. Do not be afraid to reach into your archives to get your book published.

3. Speak Your Book

If you love to talk, then speaking your book just might be the trick that works for you. In fact, a cell phone is all you need to write your book on the go. Simply speak your book while waiting in line to pick up the children after school, while you are out for your morning walk, or between client calls.

We used this strategy to write one of our books. We started with an outline. Then we used an interview format to orally record our ideas and experiences. It was a fun and quick way to write our book.

After you have recorded your book, then send your audio files out to be transcribed. All that remains is to edit the transcription. You can edit it yourself. Or you could hire an editor. No matter how disjointed or awful the transcript looks, you will find it is much easier to edit the content than to start from nothing.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Do not let a lack of time hold you back from writing your book. There is no better way to build your audience and establish your expert status than to publish a book. You owe it to yourself and your business to get your book out there. 

Remember you can use either of the following strategies to help you write a book:

·     Outsource the Project

·     Repurpose Other Content

·     Speak Your Book

Let us help you write a book. Join us on My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series as we walk you through the process of brainstorming your book.

Leave us a comment to let us know of other ways of how to write a book when you don't have enough time.

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!