7 Steps For Turning The Dream Of Writing A Book Into Reality

7 Steps For Turning The Dream Of Writing A Book Into Reality

steps for turning a dream into reality

You dream about writing your book, having it published and becoming a successful author.

But how do you turn this dream into reality?

Believe in yourself


Step 1: You must start with your dream of writing and publishing a book. That dream must be strong and then you must believe in yourself.

Believe that you can achieve it.

Some authors reach their dream but there are others who don’t. 97% of the population are still in the same place as they were a year ago.

Those authors who do succeed in manifesting their dream make a paradigm shift in their thinking. They have one essential ingredient: they believe in themselves, and they have total belief in their ability to it.

They understand what is required of them to achieve their goal.

These authors are driven, they are hungry to achieve, and they have that one big “why” which is all powerful and which drives them towards their ultimate destination.


Set the goal 

Step 2: The second step is to turn that dream into a goal because a  goal is a dream with a date. So in simple, practical terms write out that goal and put down a date for achieving the goal.


Daily action

Step 3: Take action on a daily basis. While you have written down  your major goal now break this down into smaller, more manageable goals.

Ask yourself what you can do on a daily and then a weekly basis to make your dream become a reality. Take action each day moving towards the bigger goal.

Little bit by little bit the daily actions add up even if they don’t seem to be all that significant at the time.

Remember the song “From little things big things grow”.

Identify the steps you need to take 

Step 4: If your goal is to have a manuscript completed in the space of 30 days then analyse the steps you need to take to make this a reality. Here are the steps you must take in order to reach your destination:

  • market research
  • do your research for your book
  • define your market
  • work out the dimensions of your book – word count, number of pages, number of illustration, trim size 
  • set milestones for your book writing journey
  • outline a writing timetable
  • create an outline for your book
  • start writing and have a daily word count
  • chunk the contents of the book down into small bits.


Mind set


Step 5:  Mind set

Work on your mind set and have an attitude for success. To make your dream become a reality your goal must dominate your thoughts and you must focus on that result you so desire.

See yourself achieving the goal and you in turn will attract it and your future will become your present. As Joe Vitale says “Decide what you want to be, do, and have, think the thoughts of it, emit the frequency, and your vision will become your life”.

Here is a way to action these sentiments:


  • write out you goals with dates for their completion
  • read these goals aloud at least twice a day. Better still speak the goals while looking at yourself in the mirror
  • visualise these goals and see yourself achieving them
  • feel how it will be when you achieve them



Step 6:  Build momentum

By taking daily action you will move towards your dream and goal. This regular activity breeds momentum and once momentum is in full swing it becomes a force that is unstoppable.



Step 7: Along the way learn to focus. Focus on your goal like a heat seeking missile learning to focus without distraction, crystallising your thoughts, becoming better at what you do, and sharpening your vision.



Cristallo, Michaela   “10 Ways To Turn Your Big Dream Into Reality” https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-ways-turn-your-big-dream-into-reality.html

Proctor, Bob Learn How To Turn Your Dream Into Reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-FXGt01X_4

Vitali, Joe in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. New York, Beyond Words, 2006.


Marji Hill

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