Seven Stages That Most Books are Stuck In

Filed in Motivation Mondays by on March 23, 2015 6 Comments

Our publishing team talks to people every day about the book they dream of writing. The desire is there, but it seems that it’s stuck in one stage or another. There are seven stages that most books are stuck in. 

1. The Dream Stage.

You have a dream of writing and becoming an author, but you just don’t know where to begin.

2. The Idea Stage.

You actually have a really good idea–and other people tell you it is–but you’re not sure how to develop it.

3. The Sermon/Message Stage.

You just taught an incredible message and you can’t help but think, “This would make a great book, but how do I develop this message into a book?”

4. The Journal/Notes Stage.

For years you’ve written in a notebook or journal. You have pages and pages of great writing, but how do you trim it down to a single book?

5. The Unfinished Stage.

You’ve started your book, but somewhere along the way you quit or gave up. How do you restart the dream and finish it?

6. The Unedited Stage.

You have a finished manuscript, but you know it needs to be edited.

7. The Payment Stage.

You are finished writing and the only thing you lack is a way to pay for your dream to become reality.

Which one is yours? There is a way to break free if your future book is stuck in one of these seven stages. I want you to know that we are praying for each of you to have a breakthrough this year. Sometimes your greatest breakthrough begins with one small step of faith. If your one small step of faith is in the area of getting your book published, know that you have a partner in Xulon Press. We will not only believe with you, we will also help you as you take that first step.

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About the Author ()

Donald Newman, Director of Sales for Xulon Press, has over 20 years experience working with Christian authors and editors. As a Pastor for that same time, Don truly believes that every Christian book has the ability to minister to each one who reads it. "You just never know what a book can do. One book can change thousands of lives and other times we see where one book can change one life that changes thousands of lives. Just look at the many books that have touched more than one generation. Nothing has the ability of touching many generations for God like a well written Christian book." Don leads and manages the sales team at Xulon with this one thought in mind..."Books change lives everyday". At Xulon Press we are in the business of changing lives, one book at a time.

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  1. avatar LindseyMiller says:

    I have finally finished book, it needs editing and readied for publication

  2. avatar Ramiz Gilada says:

    Don, I was able to get a book published by Xulon, [The Word: The Origin of Man]. I want to express my gratitude to your Xulon Team who have handled this project professionally. The team was able to get us through many challenges without losing site of Christlike relationship with the author (myself).

    You have wonderful men and women working for you. Keep up the good work, and thanks for helping me promote my book and the message behind it, for the glory of the Lord.

  3. avatar Kerry McMullan says:

    Hi. We have the script/story and an illustrator. Where do we go from here please?

  4. avatar christine abbye says:

    HI, I’m trying to reach Michelle, she and I corresponded last year. At the time, I was almost finished with my book.
    Would like to reconnect with her, either by email or phone.

    Thanks and God bless


  5. Wow, I am already inspired. I can see exactly where I’m at in this process. Already ideas to get going are starting to flow and I can’t wait to get going again.

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