For several years I’ve been teaching people to publish books. In many cases, I’ve been publishing books for people who would rather have someone else do it for them. Between the teaching and the service business, I’ve helped hundreds of writers publish their books on both Kindle and CreateSpace.
What I haven’t been doing is publishing my own books.
I have books that are written, and partially written, and I have ideas for many more. I’ve never had a shortage of things to write about. What I don’t have right now, are published books with my name on them that I can point to and say, “I wrote that.”
In the early days of Book Flips, I wrote and published a number of books under different pen names. Those are books I sold (flipped), or in some cases, unpublished them. Then I got caught up in the service of others and well, here we are.
Most of my readers know that I’ve been working on a special book. I’ve talked about it in my emails, and I’ve discussed it with my Life Coach, Therese. It’s the book I abandoned fiction for during NaNoWriMo, and even though I didn’t finish the book in November, it is still very much in progress.
In the process of mindmapping my business for the next few months, I was advised to blog about the process of finishing this book. I think that’s a very good idea.
So here I am. Today I’ll just give you a few details about the book and where it came from, and where I want to go with it. In coming weeks, I’ll share the journey of getting there.
What I’m writing is NOT a business book; it is completely personal to me. In my notes and to-do lists, I’ve taken to calling it The BMT Book. BMT stands for Basic Military Training, and this is the story of my own transition from military veteran to military mom.
It is part how-to and part memoir of the 8 1/2 weeks in early 2011 that changed all of our lives. The 8 1/2 weeks that gave me the title of Air Force Mom, and made my son not just a man, but an Airman.
I’ve wanted to write this book for two years, and now I’m doing it. I’m going to finish it with you watching, and hopefully, cheering me on.
Oh yeah, and the title of the so-called BMT Book?
“Off We Go!”