For the past week, I have been writing a book. It is complete. I wrote it is four days and it is edited awaiting a new cover design. I am unhappy with the two cover designs I have and contracted for another to be made.
I wrote this book using my skills as a researcher. My last book was 60,000 words and I wrote it in 30 days. It took me seven months to edit it. I thought I would never get done. I finally had to declare victory and send it to the printers. There had to be an easier way to write and edit without spending months and months of time.
We have technology that allows us to record as we speak. This recording can be done with an audio or text product. I’ve been using audio files and having them converted to text. There are many voice to text applications available for free. I will be evaluating them shortly – and, probably write a book about my evaluations.
If you record a story, in your own words, and the finished product is the text of your story, then the editing is minimal. Clean up the ah’s, um’s, you know’s, like’s, etc. It becomes a book. There are text to voice editors that allow you to look at your text document and listen to it being read back to you. Technology provides us with a lot of creature comforts as authors.
My book is about how to write and publish a book in seven days. It if very possible, even for the first-time novice. We (authors and others) tend to live in our comfort zones and do what we always did. Technology is constantly changing and we should be aware of it and use what makes sense.