Writing a Book is the Hardest Thing I Have Done(or tried to do)

I have been challenging myself this last month in a variety of different topics to lead a better life which will transpire to being a better person and educator.

I have been working on detox, declutter, and decaffeinate as part of my experiments. These have many avenues that I am branching out on through each of these topics.

Along the way I have been writing my thoughts and attempting to make a book documenting my research, my life struggles, and what I am learning.

What I am finding more difficult than making change and developing healthier habits is the writing of a book. I don’t know how to write a book. I am just trying to figure it out as a go. I should probably read a book about it or something, but I am just not sure where to begin.

I have been using the Scrivner app to write. I don’t think I am using all the functions correctly or even enough. At this point I think I am basically using it a word processor, but I know it can do so much more. When I was writing on vacation I was just using Pages, but have now converted all writing over to Scrivner.

In many ways I am putting myself through the struggles of learning as students are asked to do while in school. I am uncomfortable. I get frustrated. I don’t have all the answers. I feel like I am doing things wrong.

But I am learning. I will find answers and just not sure if they are the answers that I am seeking.

What I am trying to figure out now is whether or not to push out some of my writing now to see if anything sticks. Or should I publish a ebook at a much smaller or shorter scale while working on the full blow version. All these are things that I am grappling with along with

How do I find an editor?

Do I need an editor?

How many words do I need to write?

How will I know when enough is enough?

Now if writing my books were as easy as writing these blog posts!

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