223: How to Write and Publish a Book in 90 Days with Azul Terronez

Writing Is a Team Sport, Not a Solo Sport

“I know writing can be hard, but remember the message of the book is far more valuable than the words in it.” —Azul Terronez

There’s never been a better time to write a book. We no longer have to wait for permission, wait for an agent to accept you, or wait for a publisher to accept the agent’s query. This doesn’t mean that traditional publishing isn’t still around, but you can write and publish your book right now without waiting for a gatekeeper.

On this week’s episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk about how you can write and publish your book in as little as ninety days, how you can deal with resistance while writing your book, and how important it is to be part of an author community.

Why Is Writing So Hard?

Writing a book is hard because of how we were trained as young people. During school, it was deeply ingrained in us that our writing wasn’t any good before we even turned it in, because we felt we needed to edit and rewrite in order to get a good grade. There were always red lines and remarks about what we did wrong. This doesn’t create an enjoyable process for the journey of writing. We get what we think is “writer’s block,” or we scrap the whole book because it isn’t “good enough.”

Authors Need a Community

If you’re unsure of where to start writing your book, or if you have started but wonder “what’s next,” then it’s important for you to find a community of other authors. We don’t write our books in a bubble. We need other authors to learn from, bounce ideas off of, trade resources with, and inspire and encourage one another.

At “Authors Who Lead,” we feel the community is the best way for authors to connect and serve one another, so we have built our own membership community. Inside the community are authors at all stages of their careers, from those who are still writing their books to others who have built businesses around their books. At each stage of our writing journey, there are questions we will have. Our community offers resources, connections, and encouragement to ensure the success of your book. Find out more about this community today at https://authorswholead.com/awl-community/.

In this podcast, I also share:

  • The power a book can have in your life
  • Why your message and ideal reader need to be clear in your book
  • That you can write faster than you think you can
  • That your book is not for everyone
  • How to avoid overwhelm while writing your book
  • Why an outline isn’t necessary
  • Why I tell authors to think on the page, not in their head
  • That “writer’s block” may just be too many choices or a clogged “funnel”

I want to encourage and inspire you to really make an impact in the world, through writing a book.

I’m so grateful that you listened to this podcast. I appreciate anybody who leaves a review, it really helps inspire us to keep contributing and giving content here.

What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Have you been struggling to finish your book? In the comments, share your biggest challenge in writing your book.

That’s all for this week. If you have a message inside you that needs to be written, know that you can write and publish the book that’s been on your heart. Don’t delay—get out of your head, put words on the page today, and make a movement with your message!

Episode Resource:

Press Publish
Authors Who Lead
Authors Who Lead Membership Community
Fiction with Purpose Group
Mandala Tree Press Publishing
The Leaders’ Circle

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Azul talks about how you can write and publish your book in as little as ninety days and how you can deal with resistance while writing your book.