Writing a book can be similar to many other projects - it is something you build one step at a time. As you begin your book writing project, here is the best advice that will help you stay organized and keep your project on track.
Make your book writing project portable by placing it in a three-ring binder and carry it around with you - always!
Set up your binder with dividers for each chapter. Make up a list of possible titles and subtitles. Then draft your back cover sales copy. As you book project unfolds, you will more easily be able to fine tune titles and sales copy. Put a sketch of your cover on the front of your binder and your back cover sales copy on the back.
Insert your front matter pages - title page, copyright page, table of contents, foreword, about the author page, disclaimer, acknowlegements, etc. - in the order in which you want them printed in your book in your binder.
It is hard to put time aside to write. But we all encounter unexpected bits of time throughout our day - perhaps a few minutes after lunch, waiting in an office for an appointment or riding public transportation. When these times occur, you can get out the binder and work on your book. Also, with the binder under your arm, the project will be constantly active in your mind.
A successful book writing project starts with first building the shell of your book and then filling in the sections.