This week, I’m determined to learn how to put an eBook together and upload it to Kindle. Learning about eBook publishing can’t be rocket science. My memoir has been on Kindle for more than a year, but I didn’t format the book myself, and I paid $100 to have someone upload it. There are plenty of resources, including Word templates on the Internet. And, there’s a free Kindle book, Building Your Book for Kindle Publishing. All that stands between me and getting the job done, is focusing on the task at hand.
Many years ago, I attended a hypnosis workshop, and a piece of paper was handed to me that had the number 2 inside a circle followed by the word, it. It took me several minutes to understand the meaning: get around to it! I don’t know if the message was unique to me, or if everyone in the room received the same one, but I’ve kept this message in mind ever since. Over the years I’ve come to realize that the only reason I don’t accomplish my goals is that I haven’t made them a priority–either I haven’t focused on them or I didn’t get around to it.
Like many people, I have a tendency to spread myself too thin, to put too many items on my to-do list, and become overwhelmed. Having a primary focus for the week, as my business coach suggested, worked last week. I made great progress on my website. It’s not finished yet, but the vision is clear and the structure is there. Now, week-by-week, I’ll be adding content and moving forward with my marketing efforts. I digress….this week is all about eBook publishing.
That concludes my 5-minutes of writing for today. I’m always amazed at how much I can write when I get around to it!