Recently, I had the opportunity to download a copy of Jeff Goins’ new eBook, Before Your First Book – 5 Tips to Getting Published Now, as well as a copy of his eBook, Every Writer’s Dream.
As an “aspiring” writer, I have found Jeff’s blog, weekly newsletter, and eBooks to be incredibly informative, encouraging, and motivating. Jeff is a writer who truly writes for the love of it, and he is so generous in sharing the tips and tricks he has learned in his writing journey with his readers. I highly recommend you follow him if you are interested in seeing your writing grow!
I just love the “tagline” that Jeff has added to Before Your First Book:
“Written for your satisfaction, butt-kicking, and general enjoyment.”
If that doesn’t tell you that this book is a down-to-earth and helpful resource, I’m not sure what will!
Ten Awesome Quotes from Before Your First Book:
#1 – “It doesn’t take long… to realize that getting published isn’t easy. It takes hard work, thick skin, and perseverance.”
#2 – “Too many people dream of one day publishing a book or getting a piece featured in a magazine without first counting the cost.”
#3 – “Most writers are content to dream, but they aren’t prepared to do the work. So they fail before they begin.”
#4 – “The best way to practice is to do it in public.”
#5 – “Publishing a book begins not with a manuscript, but with a baby step.”
#6 – “Stop waiting for permission and prepare to do the work.”
#7 – “Relationship and conversation are more important than good ideas and great writing.”
#8 – “You don’t get to decide what makes a good idea. The publisher does.”
#9 – “For every hundred words I write, I spend about thirty to sixty minutes of editing and rewriting.”
#10 – “Under-promise and over-deliver, and you’ll likely not have to go looking for work again.”
Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of Before Your First Book and Every Writer’s Dream in exchange for my help in promoting them.