Lessons Learned from Writing a Book

Most of my blog reading is compacted into a day at the end of the week but there are five blogs I read every day and Trevin Wax’s Kingdom People is one of them. As of today Trevin’s new book, Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals (Crossway, 2010) is in stock at Amazon and other bookstores. Can’t wait to read it. He began writing the book in the summer of 2007 and the final edits were approved in May 2009 making it about a 30-month process from start to stock. Today on his blog Trevin shares 5 lessons he learned during the course of writing:

1. Writing is harder than most people realize.

2. Writing is deeply personal.

3. Every writer is deeply influenced and inspired by others.

4. Authors are never fully satisfied with the final product.

5. It is difficult for the Christian author to realize where book promotion ends and personal ambition begins.

4 thoughts on “Lessons Learned from Writing a Book

  1. I can say that writing is very difficult. Even writing on a blog or forum it takes me some time and effort. I am always double checking my references to insure I know what I am talking about. Like Trevin I need to ask the question about my motives for writing. Why do I want to write a book ever in my life? To glorify God? Or the satisfaction of being published?

    If you don’t mind me asking, what are the other four blogs you hit everyday?

  2. I am not trying to stalk you following you to every blog. Two of these I hit frequently anyways and I receive the ejournals from 9Marks. These are great resources in the community of Christ. Thanks for the info!

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