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Episode 314

Do you have a dream to write a book? Want a sneak peek into Cara’s book-writing process?

The process she used and what Cara did in order to get her book from idea to self-published in nine months — that is what Cara is sharing today in the podcast today. Get this behind-the-scenes listen into her coaching calls that she does for the Purpose Driven Mom’s Club.

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Episode Highlights:

1:45 Project-based goal breakdown for writing a book – Writing a book is a learn, plan, do goal
6:47 Which route do you want to go for publishing? self, hybrid, or traditional
7:51 Using your book as a strategic part of your business plan …
9:38 Paying out of pocket for publishing your self-published book
10:36 Planning out your writing and making sure it has room for your life to happen by building in a buffer space! KEY!!!
12:29 Recommending your timeline and tasks:

➡️ Mindmap in a week
➡️ Outlining in 2 – 4 weeks
➡️ Rough draft in less than a year
➡️ Pro-tip to add notes as you is to add a word that you wouldn’t write like “hamster” so you can search and find!
➡️ 2nd draft 2 – 4 weeks (find “hamster”)
➡️ Self-editing for 2 weeks (while you are editing you are going to want to hire an editor)
➡️ Read your book aloud — Editing is going to take 3 months (line editor, content editing)
➡️ Proofreader while they are editing work on hiring a cover design, free barcode, QR code, picture, back matter, images inside
➡️ Formatting 2 – 4 weeks
➡️ Create a magnet, launch, publish, and finally — book tour! DONE!


35:18 Dealing with imposter syndrome while you are writing – know you’re why – “Nobody cares!” Surround yourself with people
37:05 How do you break it down if your writing speed is variable? = Get an average
37:48 Self-launch plan, writing it in Google Docs and backing up your doc
40:11 Launch team came from email list = grow your email list
40:57 KDP account you can use to self-publish your book in Kindle, Print, Hardcover
41:50 Audiobook is an entirely separate page an author page
45:10 Investments

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