SES 41: How I wrote my Book in just 3 weeks?

Hello people. My name is Dixita Galiyal and I recently published my first book, Online Marketing HACKS on Amazon. I wrote it in just in just three weeks. Want to know how I wrote in such a short amount of time? Let’s go!

Writing has always been my second passion and it was something I wanted to do. But I just didn’t want to write something in Fiction, let’s say a romance fiction. I knew I wanted to write about my knowledge, skills and my experiences in life. And my book – Online Marketing HACKS is all about knowledge I’ve gained over the years and it covers pretty much my skills too.

During my graduation, I had so many ideas for writing books. There used to be numerous ideas exploring every now and then. I remember I used to scribble every idea and every thought. I used to write a page and even a chapter in just one go. This was back in 2009. I used to have a diary where every page was different than the other, because every page depicted an idea or an emotion at the time. This was mainly because I had so many ideas to write books about, that I always ended up losing the momentum of writing. Also you’re usually burned out during graduation and life is tough anyway, especially in Engineering. You hardly get time to do something extra that interests you, apart from solving complex programs and writing project reports.

After college, came the work phase. Work – Eat – Sleep was literally my routine. I used to look forward to weekends because weekends were meant for sleeping! Yeah, it’s strange, isn’t it? Even when you’re working you don’t get time to do something out of the box because by the end of the day, you’re way too exhausted. After working for a couple of clients all these years after graduation, I finally felt like listening to my heart that always pumped up for Entrepreneurship! Yes, it’s weird. But that’s how I decided to start my own Digital-Tech Enterprise and decided to take a leap of faith and started my own business. People believe entrepreneurs don’t have a fixed work schedule like traditional 9-5 employees. But, now I get it. Entrepreneurs don’t have a fixed work schedule, because they work pretty much everyday. Through out the day. Personally for me, there’s no weekend or even a Sunday. I work endlessly either with my team, attending conference calls, listening to the customers or even writing up great content for the coming weeks. Yes, it takes weeks of planning before execution of any plan.

6 months down, and I decided to start writing. I knew what I wanted to write about but I just didn’t have a proper scheduled time to do it, as I didn’t have time. In the first week of July 2019, I started writing about all the knowledge and skills that I’ve learnt over the years. I wanted to give something to the readers which would be useful for them and others too. I took some time off from work and dived into writing my book – Online Marketing HACKS. This time off, from business really helped me shape my idea and I knew in that moment, I wanted to share it with the world, everyone who’s learning, likes reading about business and wants to start their own businesses in near future.

I began with the prepping of my book – the chapters, the titles/subtitles, the subsets of the technology and the type of book I wanted. From the very next day, I started writing because I already had planned what I wanted to write and how I wanted to write. In the first week itself, I wrote over 80,000 words for my book. For the second week, I just edited some of the pieces and let go of some paragraphs that I thought weren’t necessary. By the end of second week, I designed my own book cover after trying about 19 different types of book covers. Although, there were many good options for the same on Amazon KDP, but I wanted to explore and give it a personal touch. By the end of third week of July 2019, I finished, edited and published my first book – Online Marketing HACKS.

Basically, there was no game plan. I didn’t realize it but I finished writing my book in about 3 weeks. In resumed my work back during the last week of July. I never thought I’d be able to write a book or a novel because a) I usually don’t get time and b) I tend to get distracted to other stuffs very easily. But now I’m glad I took that break from work and made the best use of my time and wrote my book. The Amazon Kindle E-book version of my book was published on 10th July 2019 and the Paperback version of my book got published on 29th July 2019. Go, check it out!

I believe if you’re determined and focus on something then you can do everything possible to make it work, even if it’s a dream, writing a book, taking driving lessons or a piano class. As long as you’re determined and confident with your decisions and approach to work, and you know exactly what you want, then you already have won the half battle. That’s right. We all have different mind sets, choices and opinions. Yours might not agree with mine. and that’s completely okay.

So that’s how I wrote my book where I’ve written about a few not so common hacks on online marketing and how to start a business. It also talks about Affiliate Marketing and how to go about it, some of the best marketing tools and platforms available on the internet now and my most effective conversion hack that I’ve never shared with anyone yet. If you’d like to check out my book, its available in both the versions on Amazon – Kindle E-book and Paperback. Feel free to buy my books and I’d really love to hear your opinions and suggestions, if any.

I hope my blog inspires you to write your own blog or your experience in the form of a book. I’d like to hear about your stories and experiences and what led you to write if you have written a book/novel if your life. Kindly drop your comments down below and let me know!



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