My First Book

I have finally started work on my first book. It is a non-fiction self-help motivational book.

There are many reasons for writing this book. First and foremost it has to be written. I have something that needs to be said. Secondly, everyone should write at least one book in their life. Thirdly, and perhaps the most important for me, is that this will give me the experience and confidence to write more books.

I have started tonight by mind mapping a brain dump of ideas. Once these ideas are grouped together they will form the basis of the chapters or sections of the book. Because of my work as an IT professional, I have been using Lucidchart for the last few years for computer flow charts and only once before for a mind map. I will be using Lucidchart for this exercise. I see no reason to change.

As there is already an author using the name Richard Paul Evans and a very successful one at that, I will be using the pen name of P R Evans. I have also registered the domain name which I will use to support and promote my books.

2 thoughts on “My First Book”

  1. Congratulations – I look forward to reading it.

    Like you, I’m working on my first book and as you mentioned in one of your other posts, the fear of failure held me back. The other obstacle I struggle with is imposter syndrome.

    • Thanks, Phil. There’s still a lot to do though.

      At 62, I think I have a lot to say. Time will tell whether it’s good enough for a publisher or I resort to self-publishing.

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