Tell us about your book
It's a simplified, to the point, set of instructions for creating your very own flexible dieting approach for your fitness goals.
It covers all the major aspects of dieting in general and should hopefully leave the reader very capable of achieving their goals without any further assistance.
There are no harsh rules or limitations present with most other dieting approaches. Instead, it's “flexible”, allowing people to personalize the way they handle it.
Did you incorporate any real life experiences or settings into your book?
All the information is based on my personal experiences, as well as the information provided by current scientific understanding on the topic. That allows me to very confidently say that this approach “works” for all.
Who do you go to for feedback during the editing process? Beta readers? Critique group? Friends? Family? Editor? All of the above?
Due to being involved in various publishing and book promotion communities, I was able to gather a good number of people to help me finish the book. They gave me a lot of good feedback and really allowed the book to achieve a much higher quality.
I decided against getting an editor due to financial reasons. I felt that with the help of my beta readers I could achieve a decent level of writing quality. As the book is Non-Fiction, it doesn't have to deal with the complications of advanced storytelling and grammar.
Describe an average writing day. Do you have any rituals and schedules?
I'm still a very inconsistent writer. I rely more of flashes of inspiration and for the mood to strike. I know it's a very ineffective writing method and it takes a while to get anything done, but it's a struggle to change this mindset. I'm working on it though.
I'm currently trying to set up a separate room for writing and I'm hoping that once it's ready, my writing schedule can finally become something more consistent.
I'd really love to be able to consistently put in a couple of hours a day towards writing a book. I have several ideas written down that are just sitting there because of my inability to really get going.
How long have you been writing, and where do you see your career in 5 years? 10 years?
I've been writing for a couple of years now. Started with writing articles in various fitness themed blog sites. In 5 years, I hopefully have at least a dozen books out in various different genres and I hope to have my own “start to finish” publishing/promotion business.
In 10 years – who knows. But I'd like to have “retired” at that point, being able to focus on different hobbies and writing only when the mood strikes, without any pressure.
The way this business works right now, is that you need to keep writing, keep promoting, keep putting in the effort every single day or you risk having your potential readers move on to other books and authors. Only a few authors manage to write a book that becomes a big enough of a hit to sustain itself without the daily effort being put in by the author.