I gotten some questions about writing over the last few months, so I thought I'd answer a few of them here. Hopefully you'll find it helpful.
#1 – When do you find time to write?
Writing is an extracurricular activity from my position as Senior Pastor at Calvary Fellowship. So a book like Zero to Sixty was written either early in the morning or late at night. I like to say that Zero to Sixty was written between 11PM-3AM for the course of 6 months.
#2 – What's your rhythm for writing?
A friend told me that a writer is someone who writes everyday. So when I'm writing, that's my goal. I want to write something everyday.
#3 – I think I have a book in me, but I'm not a writer. What should I do?
Just start writing. The saying goes, "Writing is a practice that you can't get worse by doing it." The more you write, the better you'll get. Plus, editors are miracle workers 🙂
#4 – What's a good goal for writing?
I'm not sure what's best for you, but when I'm in "writing mode" I try to write an hour a day. My hope is to write 500-750 words typed in that hour. If you do that 6 days a week for 4 months, you'll have more material than necessary for your book.
#5 – What should I write about?
Write about what you're passionate about. I love the church and leadership, so that's what I write about. It's also what I know best. Don't get caught up in the "what can I write that will sell well" game. That doesn't work. Write what you're passionate about and you'll find an audience who are just as passionate about the same subject matter.