Update on My First Draft of My First ever book

At the end of June, I announced that I am writing my first ever draft of a book idea, for the first time in my life. See blog post below.


These are my learnings..

  • It seems when ever I make a big plan to do something, I fall unwell, nothing serious. Anyway, the short of it is, the plan is not going to plan.
  • I was referring to my first draft negatively, I removed that.
  • I realised in the brainstorming and researching, I can’t call this a first draft. It more of a rough draft, research.
  • I have a couple of books to read, as they say read your competitors work. I am not a natural reader, so this is taking ages.
  • I want to write non fiction. Reading a great book on how to write non fiction. It is really helpful. Again slow reader and still unwell.
  • Can I achieve a rough outline for a draft by end of July, or even a first draft. I really want too…but..
  • I have a few off days not related to health, just.
  • I am quite naive about the process of writing a book, and time involved.
  • I am going to self publish, there no way I can do traditional.
  • I seem to have two different book ideas going on.🙃🤪

Below a photo of my progress. I am happy with my brainstorming and researching. But, it is not fast enough. I reached page 54 of my notebook. Which for me is progress and motivation.

Below my notes books and research. Even have a note book for book 2 idea.

Writing, planning or researchingwhatever this step of the writing process is, it makes me feel great when just get stuck in.

But, I doubt myself a lot

I know I must try, give it my best shot. Otherwise I short change my dream.

Anyway that us my update.


All tips welcomed by my blogger friends as most of you are published. I am quite clueless.

thank you in advance


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19 thoughts on “Update on My First Draft of My First ever book

  1. You are doing pretty good, Bella and go ahead with confidence. You have great material to start a book and I would say try self publishing your book because you will unnecessary be paying a lot to these publishing houses. We are all there supporting you in your new endeavor. God bless.

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    1. Thank you Brigid. I have a lot in my blog , that even I have forgotten what I have. I guess it is the skill of bring blogs post together to make a cohesive book. When I am bit more together, will reach out to you.

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