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So I want to write a book…

September 27th, 2012 by pixelmixer

I have decided I’d like to write a book.
This is not a far stretch for a journalist. Many choose to follow a story or go more in-depth on a topic they’ve reported for years. Unfortunately for me, I do not have a topic from my past I’d like to delve into more. I do, however, have an idea.
I was advised to start a blog and to write magazine articles on the topic to get started, so I might start a new blog soon. My question then becomes how much is too much when it comes to a blog. Should I start posting chapters? If I post chapters, does that give it all away? These are just a couple of the technical questions I still have.
I also wonder if I can make it through a long-term project. I’ve always held an attention span equivalent to that of a 3-year-old. When I had long-term projects as a reporter, I was ready to walk away after week three. I know this will be a long project, and I hope that I can make it interesting enough for myself that it won’t die because I grew tired of the research.
Any advice for a budding author would appreciated.

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