It all starts with an idea, right? A possibility? When you have something that’s sparked your imagination, the possibility of success gets you excited without a shadow of doubt. Let that flame burst into a fire, a passion that will keep your idea alive until it manifests in the form of your book.
Your “God” idea is the foundation of the entire project, and you want to make sure that it’s rock solid before you begin the writing process. Really consider your topic. Do you know enough on the topic to produce an entire manuscript of 35,000 – 70,000 words? Have you experienced the truth you’re compelled to write about and are willing to be transparent with your personal testimonies?
Those are just a few of the questions that you should ask yourself. As you ask and answer these questions, keep track of what you’re willing to share and how your idea changes. Ultimately, the goal of putting your idea through the wringer is this: You must crystallize it. Being able to share your vision in under a minute, or summarize it in a few sentences means you’re prepared to move on to the next step. Jotting those things down gets the juices flowing through the block’s crevices.
Blast Writer’s Block by answering a few questions about what you intend to do.