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How Long Does It Take To Write A Book?

In today's blog, you're in for a treat because I'm breaking down a simple solution to write your book and get it done fast. Welcome to week 3 out of a 6-week blog series where I'm answering the frequently asked question "How long does it take to write a book?" Well, here is the short answer. It can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 years to write a book depending on the type. Yes, I've seen it happen, a journal can be done in 3 days but a novel can take up to 3 years. It took me 3 months to write my first chapter book. But I've got something even better for you today because I'm going to show you how to complete a book in 30 days so let's dive right in.

In 2021 it's possible to get your book done fast. Especially if you're writing any of the below types of books:

  • Personal story

  • Devotional or Journal -Prayer, Gratitude, Guided

  • Step-by-step

  • Short-stories (fiction or non-fiction)

  • Poetry

  • Inspirational sayings, ie. 30 Days of Affirmations

To write your book fast you need three things; an outline, writing goals, and self-discipline. In this blog, I'm going to really focus on the writing goals and give you a winning plan to finish your book in 30 days. Welcome to Write Your Book 30 Days Challenge which kicks off today July 1st -30th, Monday- Friday. Are you following me on Instagram? Check out stories @Tahiragift for support with the challenge.

Okay, let's assume that you know what type of book you want to write and you already have your outline. Step 3 of my 6 Step Blueprint is about setting writing goals and the writing process. If you want a Write Your Book in 2021: 6 Step Blueprint Checklist get a free download here. This will help you with the writing process and keep you on track. See below for 6 additional writing tips to help along your journey.

Tip #1: Follow an Outline

One of the easiest strategies to write an outline is to research frequently asked questions and make them chapters in your book. For the sake of this challenge, we are going to focus on writing any of the 6 types of books mentioned above and stick to a general template.

Here's an example:

Type of Book: Step-by-step nonfiction book

The Problem solved: How To Write Your First Book

Target market: Aspiring authors.

General Book Outline:

  • Introduction

  • Chapters 1 through 6 will be the steps

  • Final Word