Episode 215: How Much Time Do You REALLY Need To Write A Book?

Wearing some extremely snazzy hats, Joe and I discuss the first of the Writing Excuses: I don't have time. In it, we talk about time – how it warps in lockdown, how some of us really do have more than others, and how you can make the most of yours. This podcast contains a bonus rant about selling under false pretences. Oh and also: we share the secret of how long it REALLY takes to write a book.

Key Points

  • [3:30] Do you have any bread making tips?
  • [6:45] Did Vicky and Joe’s local village have a black dress for a medium-sized man? The answer is yes.
  • [12:15] Do you really, really, actually, want to write a book? Why? What’s the purpose?
  • [14:35] Men and women do business very differently, especially when they have a family.
  • [17:45] How much time do you really need to write a book?
  • [21:40] Can you write a book over a weekend?
  • [27:00] Treat your book as if you’re working for a client!
  • [29:30] Make a plan and then see where you can fit your book into that plan!

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About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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