You and I pick a date together when you realistically think your first draft can be done, and then we work backwards from there. Based upon your expectations and goals we plan on how many hours per week minimum you must work on your book to finish your first draft.
What if I procrastinate?
I won’t let you. To keep you motivated, we meet once a week for one hour either by phone, Skype, Google Hangout, or in person. During this time we set specific objectives for the following week, including:
- Your commitment of X hours per week to writing your book
- Specifically what you will accomplish in the writing of your book that week
- What worked and what didn’t in the previous week
I will review your writing as you complete pages so we can set new goals for the upcoming week.
If you have questions, or encounter stumbling blocks, you can call or email me for help.
I’ll also provide additional resources that might be helpful in accomplishing your goals; for example, reference books, websites, articles, newsletters, conferences, etc.
What’s the catch?
You’re right. There is a catch. And it’s this: You have to be committed to doing the work.
You have to ask yourself, “What is the investment I’m willing to make in terms of time and money to achieve my goal of writing and publishing my book?” It’s not just the money you spend on this project, but more importantly the time you devote to it. You can throw tons of cash at the idea of writing a book, but unless you’re willing to invest the time to sit down and write (and do the follow-up work afterward), your book will never see the light of day.
I’m totally committed to your success of finishing a first draft of your book in six months or less, but I won’t write the book for you. You’ll do that. However, I’m confident you’ll achieve your goal because the relationship we’ll establish will be based on mutual accountability; yours and mine to each other.