Two years ago, the folks over at Copyblogger ran a challenge to write an eBook in a month:
This challenge lines up with a fiction writing challenge called NaNoWriMo – which stands for National Novel Writing Month. In NaNoWriMo fiction writers attempt to ‘win’ by writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. (Though let’s be clear, that’s not a finished novel – it’s a first draft of a novel.)
If you click the link above to Copyblogger’s eBook challenge you’ll see that they set the challenge to write an eBook of some description in 30 days.
That’s A Challenge I’d Like To Accept…
I’ve been planning to do my own eBookWriMo 2014 challenge and write the first in a series of eBooks. This eBook should be published at some stage on the Kindle platform around mid December and I plan to create some posts on One Spoon about the process.
The reason I’m going to write about the process is that I can use these posts as a guide to help me when I write Book 2. And book 3. And so on.
And there may be some non-fiction writers who will benefit from reading these tips at some stage in the future when they are writing their own ebooks.
The Other Reason For Taking The Challenge Publically
The other reason for posting about the process is that it provides a further layer of motivation for me to get this done. No-one likes failing – and especially not in public.
So if I’ve not published this book to Kindle by mid-December I’ll have failed. Every time I post on the process here on The Spoon it will serve as motivation to ensure I’m putting in some serious SOPSOC time. (SOPSOC=seat of pants in seat of chair!)
I’ve outlined the upcoming book and estimate it’s going to weigh in at around 25 to 30 thousand words.
In November I plan to write the main draft of an eBook that will be published on the Kindle platform by mid December.
I plan to post some short articles/tips here on The Spoon so that: (a) I can use the writing of this book as a blueprint for the writing of further books, and: (b) in the hope that will inspire other bloggers and writers to commit to writing their own eBooks and publishing them in some form.
If you have any questions…don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments.