Episode 286: How long will it REALLY take to write a nonfiction book?

Show Notes

Vicky and Joe talk about all the water in their house and get far more excited than you probably are about their new loft space. It's so middle-aged it's painful. And then—you'll get a rundown of how long it might take you to write your nonfiction book! No BS, no false promises, no conveniently leaving out details that take bloody ages... just a realistic timeline to aim for. Enjoy!

 Key Points

  • [4:35] Joe fell through the ceiling at the Dingle! Ouch!
  • [9:00] How long will it take to write a nonfiction book?
  • [11:10] If you write everyday…well Vicky did some math calculations for you!
  • [15:25] Where do you start when it comes to writing your book?
  • [17:10] If you want to write the best possible book in the world, you need to be able to know what the opposition’s points are.
  • [20:00] Sometimes writing involves just starting out at a window.
  • [21:50] Your book is now ready for editing! In an ideal world, it’ll take about four months to get to this point.
  • [24:15] Remember to grab yourself a set of beta readers to help you refine your book!
  • [26:05] Vicky estimates it’ll take about 29 weeks to get yourself your very own book!
  • [27:25] Grab Vicky’s free advent calendar! Link in the show notes. 


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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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