Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Book writing questions and thoughts????

I have been working on my first non-fiction book over the past 4 days. My idea is that I could have a ruff draft by Sept 30, 2007 and I am still shooting for that date. I currently face myself with the question of what the books subject is. I believe that I am a fruit-looping, interesting, adventurous person that has done so much in her 35 years of life that I have so much to inspire and share with the world. I have lived a very different life from the main upstream lifers and I want to tell an amazing story filled with inspiring information to contribute to the mass. So my idea's are: #1 Self-taking time for self gaining self, not losing self,self etc, #2 Attachment Parenting or "flow down stream" parenting-unassisted birthing, child lead weaning, co-sleeping, unschooling, etc., #3 goddess-women stuff (which would probably tie in with self and all that has to offer, #4 using inspiring quotes to be the subject and going from there. Does any of this make any sense or is most of it just a picture in my head and I need to gain some more skills to get it onto paper (computer)???

So far my ideas of titles "21st Century Hip-me or hippy or hippee or flower child" "Down Stream Parenting" "Life to Live With" "Everything has Perfect Perception" "Life, Liberty and Blissfulness=Pursuing your dreams" oooh what the heck I have a whole book series in my head one minute only for it to exit when I sit down to write. I need to get it out onto paper. Have any advise?? My friend Victoria (who has written 6 books) told me to ask questions and then answer them and the answers turn into a chapter. Ok ask and it is given, right?? 

Should this not just flow out of me if it is something I really want to do? Maybe it is just the first book that's the most challenging.?. 

4 comments:

Annette said...

Maybe you could work on several separate books with the different themes. They could overlap a little, inviting the reading to purchase your other books.

You are very inspiring!

love, A

PeacefulGoddess said...

Thanks Annette, I love your help!

OrganicSister said...

I don't thin it always naturally flows out onto paper. thinking it, speaking it, living it are all so different then writing it. what i do is start with a skeleton then go back and rewrite it and fill in details. or record yourself talking like I mentioned. I'll try to remember that talk/type thing tomorrow! Oh tomorrow! We need to figure that out huh?

PeacefulGoddess said...

Thanks Tara I would like the book to flow rather than do it because I have a dead line to myself. I will work on the skeleton idea and think about it from there. I know that I am very auditory so I think talking into something would work better. Also I will take my recorder on my walks when I am alone I tend to think clearer without all the motherly stuff that comes up.