Girl on the Write

October 19, 2008

E-Book Writing: Shacked Up With My Muse

Filed under: E-Books — Wendy Sullivan @ 11:13 am

So there I was last night, surfing the Net like I do every night before turning in with a book, when the idea hit me like lightening. I opened a new Word document and started to put down a few ideas. Time flew by and then next thing I knew I had almost 2,000 words!

In addition to an intro, I also had section headers and a vague table of contents. If I keep at it this way, the book will be completed in a matter of days.

It’s an e-book on how to move house. Seems painfully simple, yet it can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. And it just so happens to be one of those things I’ve been through 28 times in my 32 years. I have the ulcer to prove it, too!

Fact is, anyone can turn out a valuable e-book full of great advice, because everyone is an expert at something. I just can’t believe it took me so long to realize what my specialty was! Anyone reading this has a specialty too, whether it’s something you do every day as part of your job, or a hobby you are passionate about, or even a life experience like mine that could be helpful to someone else.

Somewhere out there are students moving in and out of dorms and apartments. Military families that have to haul their lives around every few years. People downsizing due to this current economic downturn. And desperate people who have just had their houses repossessed and need to start over. I think it is with them that I identify the most.

Follow me on this e-book journey as I strive to put as much advice and useful information down as I possibly can.

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