Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where I'm Going as a Writer

Ever since I finished the fina; book in my series two years ago, I've been in a writing lull. Those five books consumed eight years of my life's focus. I have an outline for a sixth book, but that's on hold for now. I also have an outline for a teen version of Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! but between slow research and missing my deadline, that one's not happening either.

Fortunately, this writing community is great for sparking old interests and ideas. There's a book I've wanted to write for years and now is the time to begin.

I teach sessions on publishing and promoting, and the question always arises - do I have a book that covers those subjects? My Overcoming Obstacles ties in with my leadership and goal-setting talks - it's time I wrote another book that ties in with my speaking topics.

Now there's no way I can create a book on par with John Kremmer or Dan Poynter's works. So, I won't even try. But with my extensive notes and research for my two seminars, not to mention the wealth of information online provided by many of you, I can put together a book that would be perfect for those attending my seminars. And of course, anyone else interested in learning more. After all, none of us knows everything!

That is my plan - now time to begin!

30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like a good plan!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. sounds like a very good idea .. enjoy putting the pieces together .. Hilary

Jan Morrison said...

I look forward to hearing about your book as it unrolls - sounds like it is just the right time!

Jules said...

Carry on oh enlightening warrior, may the force be with you :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

India Drummond said...

Sounds great! I think it's important, as writers, to go where the passion an inspiration lead us. Anyone can write a book on any topic, but not just any book is truly inspired.

India Drummond

Karen Walker said...

That sounds exciting, Diane. Any time something calls out to us is the right time.
Karen

Mike Douglas said...

Sounds great Diane. Go for it!

Clarissa Draper said...

I know what you mean. I read of writers that write books every week or two or three a year and it gets me down. But, I can only write my best...and I should be happy with it.

Shari said...

Good luck with your new project!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

India, you said it!

Hi Mike! I'm going, I'm going.

Clarissa, I just can't crank them out that fast either.

Thanks everyone - I will keep you updated on the progress.

Talli Roland said...

Exciting stuff! Enjoy the planning.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good luck with your plan, I'm sure it will be a success,

Yvonne.

Karen Lange said...

Sounds like a winner. Cheering you on!

Mary Vaughn said...

Go for it, Diane. Don't let anything hold you back.

Arlee Bird said...

I like the idea. Might as well write something you can promote in the most practical way.

Lee
Tossing It Out

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck! It sounds like a great plan. :)

The Words Crafter said...

Not only does this sound like a great plan, but a very useful one for people like me!

Happy writing!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Don't you love it when things come together so well. Looks to me like you have a terrific plan and a great idea for a book!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Plans are great and this one sounds good.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a perfect project for you! :) Have fun with it!

DW Davis said...

Hi Diane,

I'll be looking forward to the new book. I know you'll be able to put the enthusiasm of your seminar into it and it will be a winner.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mary, I'm not holding back!

Words, I hope so!

Thank you, DW - I'll pour my spunk into it!

Prill said...

Love this idea, Diane!

The Old Silly said...

Cool. Now you GO, GIRL! :-)

Marvin D Wilson

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good luck!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Good luck! It's so great finding a new project to work on! I'm rooting for you on the sidelines! :D

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I think it's a great idea. And no one has written a book with your voice and your own ideas--it's your own spin that will make it unique. :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Thank you for your kind words.

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

Sounds like a great, exciting plan!

Tamara Narayan said...

Sign me up for a copy! I need the information and hope to be able to put in in practice one day soon.