Are you wondering how to organize your ideas for a book?
Or if your ideas even FORM a book?
You’re soooooo not alone! In the past month, I’ve spoken to probably a dozen people who have a great inkling for a book but have no idea how to take that random idea and organize it into a comprehensive writing plan!
Many people THINK that the first step in writing a book is that outline – and they can slave over it and cram every bit of information about the topic into a placeholder in that outline.
And there’s some value in that as an exercise…
But it doesn’t really help you get your book organized and written!
That outline is going to be key in writing your book without losing your mind. But it’s not actually the FIRST step!
There are two steps BEFORE creating your outline:
1. Coming up with LOTS of ideas
When you jump straight to creating your book’s outline, you can miss key things that should be in the book. Or your book’s topic is just a little bit… off!
And you can also have ideas that while great – don’t fit into THIS book. Which brings me to step 2…