The Procrastinator's Guide To Authorship: Stop Putting Off Your Success: Finding the Time, Space and Energy to Get Writing!
“Is There a Book in Your Heart?”
It was 11:30 on a Saturday night when I was fondling a
check for $40,000. Yes, fondling.
When my agent, Jane, submitted my first book to the
publisher, she told me, “Don’t expect to make a lot of money from your
And 15 months later I had a check for $40,000!
But that’s not where the story begins………
About twenty years ago I discovered that a lot of people were
procrastinating and it wasn’t because they were lazy and it wasn’t because
they didn’t care and it wasn’t because of a lot of other things that
traditional wisdom taught us. It was simply a habit they didn’t know how to
When I figured that out, I looked for books to help me go further into
the subject and NO ONE had written a book about this particular angle. After
many years of wishing someone would write a good book about this
procrastination issue, I had a smack yourself in the head moment, and
decided that I, Rita Emmett, Queen of Procrastinators, would write that
So I dove right in and poured out everything I knew about this topic into
my first book…and I got a lot of it done. But life – and a divorce—got in
the way and my almost-finished book SAT THERE for years.
Finally my life returned to an even keel and I really wanted to finish my
book but I had no idea how to jump back into it…and there were no books to
help me understand how get going and how to get done. NONE.
I spent the next few years figuring it out on my own --I took classes,
bought programs, subscribed to everything I could, read every book about
writing I could --- and the bottom line is my first book, The
Procrastinator’s Handbook, sold 100,000 copies in 14 months, plus it was
published in 32 countries and was selected for the Book of the Month Club
and it is still doing exceptionally well.
Because there was no book that explained to me what I wanted to
know---when I needed it---about how to get started writing my book, or
finding a publisher or an agent… and how to stay motivated… and how to
actually get it done, I wasted a lot of time, energy and frankly … for a lot
of those years I felt worthless!
Worthless as an earthworm!
I mean I’m reasonably smart…but that didn’t get my book finished.
my stuff…but that didn’t get my book finished.
And I had a book in my heart
that I wanted to share with the world…and I didn’t know how to do it.
And I felt …worthless!
Surely, I thought, there has to be a way to get that book out of my head
and onto paper… and I found it but it took me many, many years of seminars,
classes, and bushels of books ad nauseum!
Would you like to know how I did it?
I’ve written the book for you that I wish I had found when I was writing
my first book …because there is absolutely no reason in this world for YOU
to go through what I went through …and do all the things that I had to do.
You do not have to waste years trying to figure it out through what a
friend of mine calls,
“Trial and Terror!”
Because it truly is terrifying trying to find your own lonely way through
the rat’s maze of information that’s out there…and each book is usually
focused on only one of the hundreds of aspects of the whole process. And you
might not live long enough to get through it all…or you might just drop out
on the way to success. Not to laugh, it’s happened to way too many writers!
So…just to get myself ready to write my second book, The Procrastinating
Child: A Handbook for Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off, I
created a system that organized me from start to finish! And my second book
was done in only six months, and my third book The Clutter-Busting Handbook,
was done – from glimmer-of-an-idea to manuscript-in-the-mail-to-
the-publisher—in a measly four months! THAT proved my system works! Yippee!
Let me tell you what I’ve learned over a boatload of years
and put into
my Step-By-Step, No-Excuse System,
The Procrastinator's Guide To Authorship:
Stop Putting Off Your Success:
Finding the Time, Space and Energy to Get Writing!
- Eight steps to help get you get your rear in gear and writing when you
just can't seem to get started
- Overcoming the overwhelm when the idea of writing a whole book seems
to be way too much to cope with
- A proven strategy to make time to write when you're so busy there just
isn't any spare time
- A fantastic innovative strategy to write your book so fast and easy
that it almost writes itself
Eighteen Ways To Keep Yourself Going -- When Your Interest, Enthusiasm
and Desire To Write Have All Mysteriously Gone Missing!
- Motivating yourself to get started
- How to figure out where to begin. HINT: It’s not at the beginning!
- Easy Outlining – Faster and better than they taught you in school
- Organizing your material --and you don’t have to think in an organized
- How to keep from tucking your writing project away and forgetting
- Guidance to help you make major content, design and layout decisions
to successfully create a book that you will be proud to show your family,
friends, co-workers and those snooty high-school hot-shots! (Picture me
sticking my tongue out at them! <G>)
The Actual Writing
- A simple-to-implement plan that helps your non-fiction book
practically write itself and some revolutionary ideas that will jump-start
your fiction book so that you can see the end of the tunnel
- Three decisions you must make before you start -- or continue--writing
your book that will save you massive amounts of time, energy and grief in
the long run -- and leap-frog you way ahead of other authors who write the
way you’re “supposed to”
- The Rita Emmett Talk-Type-Trim Strategy to Write Your Book FAST
How To Play the Publishing Game!
- How to make intelligent, cost-efficient decisions about whether to
self-publish or go with a traditional publisher
- A straightforward, easy way to write a proposal that will sell your
book and not make you crazy. Yes, Dear Writer, you might need a proposal!
…but don’t let that idea scare you! Rita will make it so fast and easy
that you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.
- What is a query letter? Why you need one, and how to write an
outstanding query letter that makes your book irresistible to publishers
- Facts and criteria to decide IF you need an agent
- Where to find information, reviews and performance about agents and
publishers –they’re not all the same
- How to select an agent
- How to approach an agent or publisher to represent you
- And most important—how to convince that agent to select YOU as a
- The rejection-proof attitude you must have to prevent No Thank You’s
from breaking your heart, sending you into depression or stomping the very
life out of your writing career
- Where to find free articles to learn more about publishers & agents
Field-Tested Secrets To Promote Your Book To A Best Seller
- A step by step well-tested approach to make it easy for famous
authors, celebrities or experts to agree to give you career-enhancing,
fame-making and book-selling endorsements
- Why you might want to learn to give talks about your book. HINT: The
answer starts with a dollar $ign.
- How to get started as a speaker and get paid for it …and sell your
books by the boxful!
- How to turn your book signing into a book-selling extravaganza that
sells far more than the average book-signing. (Did you know that the
average book signing sells six books? SIX? YIKES!)
- And most of all, how to have fun and actually enjoy writing your book.
|OK Rita, I’m serious about writing my book.
Show me how to get this NOW!
When I put this all together, I asked a few people to test it out, to see
if it did for them what it did for me…and they went bonkers. THEY LOVED IT!
- Ted had been thinking and wishing and dreaming of starting his book
and FINALLY started it. Way to go, Ted!
- Susie, the mother of three, started her book years ago. One day she
put it away and almost forgot it existed.. But her book kept popping up in
her mind at the craziest times. Her book wouldn’t be ignored. After she
got The Procrastinator's Guide To Authorship: Stop Putting Off Your
Success, she FINALLY dug it out and
got back to writing it…and it’s almost done now! YEA!
- And you’re never going to believe this, but a guy named Vic actually
finished his novel seventeen months ago and just let it sit … because he
didn’t know what to do next. He was waiting for someone to come along,
take him by the hand, and lead him to the next step. Now he tells anyone
who will listen that The Procrastinator's Guide To Authorship: Stop
Putting Off Your Success did
exactly that. AND he is crazy about the agent that he is working with.
Knew you could do it, Vic!
So, What’s The Pay-Off When You Actually Finish Writing Your Book, Get It
Published And Have Sold Lots Of Books?
Let me tell you what happened to me!
- Imagine making big bucks and having your dreams come true!
- Imagine yourself traveling to fantastic places and glorious luxury
- Imagine that your spouse or partner is able to take an early
retirement so you two can travel together!
- Imagine having one shelf on your bookcase just for foreign editions of
- Imagine people thanking you for writing your book and sharing their
stories in emails sent from Italy, Japan, Spain, China, Sweden, the UK,
Australia, Canada, Korea, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Ireland,
Israel, Denmark, Turkey, Norway and many other countries!
- Imagine receiving calls, letters and emails every single week from
people telling you how much your book means to them – some even saying it
changed their lives!
- Imagine answering your phone one day and a VP from a luxury cruise
line, who read your book, asks if you want to give two or three talks on a
ship in exchange for a free cruise! And then imagine cruising free to
Bermuda, Alaska, through the Panama Canal, along the west coast of Mexico,
through the Balkans, Russia and Hawaii!
Best Selling Author Rita Emmett
The Procrastinator’s Handbook
- Sold 100,000 copies in the first 14 months
- It’s now in 32 countries
- And I’ve been interviewed 162 times by magazines, newspapers, radios
and TV shows, including NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric. You can
see a picture of Katie and me --she lets me call her Katie, ya know
-- on the first page of my web site
Yes, all of that has happened to me since I got my first book published!
You’re probably wondering if I just stopped my life to write my last two
books so fast – six months for one and four months for the last one.
Stopping my life to write a book -- that’s only a fantasy for me and for
most of us -- but I did do some of the writing on those cruises!
Writing is a lovely part of my life but it has to fit around the rest of
my life. While I was writing the last two books, I also…
- Traveled internationally as a speaker presenting keynotes, workshops
- Ran my business, Emmett Enterprises, Inc.
- Stayed closely connected with our family and friends
- Ran our house and kept my hubby, Bruce, happy
- Volunteered my time for worthy causes
- Gardened, traveled, and enjoyed life
Procrastinator's Guide To Authorship: Stop Putting Off Your Success helped me finally gain a thorough understanding of what
literary agents and publishers are, what they want, how to find them
and how to approach them.
following Rita’s advice I got into a local writers’ group that has
been valuable and extremely fun too! I never would have thought of
--- Victoria Schiffer-Wall, future best-selling author
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