The Final Update: My product is done, what now?

I created my first successful product in just 10 days. I realized the creation process is as valuable as the product itself and I want to share it. Welcome to the Making-of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes.

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide! (All the chapters are here).

The Final Update: My product is ready, what now?

Now that my book is ready, there’s only one more thing to do. To update the landing page. That’s it.

The Landing Page is the public Introduction, the last page I talked about in the last chapter. Once I knew all the content of the book, I was able to write the introduction. Now that I know all the words in the book + all the bonuses, I’m able to write the landing page telling you all about it.

I had a hard time knowing what to include in my landing page, but I ended up asking a question and answering that question with my product, this way only the people who really needed will continue reading it.

Then, I wrote about the benefits of reading The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes, these benefits are exclusive to the people who is interested in saving time writing to spend it on the things they really want.

And if these benefits sounded like something they really needed, then they’ll found the list with all the products included when buying the book (I’m giving a lot of bonuses with The Mini-Guide).

Finally, they’d found my pre-order button. And that’s the last thing I had to do about writing my book. Updating my landing page once I knew everything included in the package and wait until the launch date!

I had a great time creating my first book, selling it and telling you all about it! The Making-of is officially over, since this is the last chapter about writing a book I’m publishing. I really hope my experience encourages you to finally write that book you’ve wanted to for so long!

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide where I share everything I know about writing books! (If you want to read all the past chapters go here).

The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes was created under the Small Product Lab July 2015 hosted by Gumroad. I’m forever grateful with Gumroad and Small Product Lab for those 10 days.

If you want to read my next article, join here:http://kath.pw ❤

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The Last Page: What is the last thing you write when creating a product?

I created my first successful product in just 10 days. I realized the creation process is as valuable as the product itself and I want to share it. Welcome to the Making-of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes.

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide! (All the chapters are here).

The Last Page: What is the last thing you write when creating a product?

One of the first things I wrote was the index and one of the last things I wrote was the introduction. I’m a living being full of contradictions, apparently.

But there’s a reason. There always is.

I like to write the index at the beginning to include all the points, order them and focus in developing each of them in the writing phase.

And by knowing what’s in the final product, I can focus in writing the introduction.

If the product you’re creating it’s too technical, the introduction is the only page where you can be as personal as you like.

The introduction can contain the story of why you decided to write this book or how you developed the main theme within the book or the anecdotes when you were writing the book or it could be really an introduction of the book as a summary or simply a message encouraging your future readers to finish reading the book.

The book was already written, I knew all its content and I didn’t want to repeat anything in the introduction so I opted to answer 3 questions that lead me to create the system for writing quickly.

As I decided my book was going to be as explanatory as possible, I didn’t want to explain something extra in the introduction but tell the story of why I needed a system to write quickly, how I developed it and how long I’ve been using it since.

It was the best choice for this book since my readers loved to know why I was so sure this very system will work for them and how the topic of a blog isn’t a problem when applying it. Nor the language since I’ve used it in Spanish and English.

That was the last page I wrote on my book. But this is not the last chapter of the Making-of. The next will. We’re missing just one more thing. 🙂

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide where I share everything I know about writing books! (If you want to read all the past chapters go here).

The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes was created under the Small Product Lab July 2015 hosted by Gumroad. I’m forever grateful with Gumroad and Small Product Lab for those 10 days.

If you want to read the next chapter of the Making-of The Mini-Guide when is ready, join here:http://kath.pw ❤

The first cover: Is it ok if I design my book cover?

I created my first successful product in just 10 days. I realized the creation process is as valuable as the product itself and I want to share it. Welcome to the Making-of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes.

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide! (All the chapters are here).

The book cover: Is it ok if I design my book cover?

Short answer: yes, it’s ok if you design your book cover.

Long answer: Yes, that’s my first cover right there. I did it by myself and I’m not that proud of the first result to be honest. It looks so cluttered.

But that’s the good part of that cover, I did it and that was only the first edition.

I know that my design skills aren’t my strongest skill, but I knew I could pull something off because I wanted it to be really flat and simple. As every logo and icon is now. You just have to look at your phone to notice that’s the trend: simple and flat.

Having that in mind, I just had to decide what to add to the cover, and as you can see, I decided to add EVERYTHING. And it doesn’t look that great. But that not so great cover is a start and there’s only one way from here: forward.

So I kept playing with the fonts and their thickness. I deleted the url and added my logo. Then deleted the logo. Then, played with my name and its position, then deleted it. And playing here, moving there, I came up with a not-so-bad final cover that I’m actually proud of!

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What a difference from the first cover, huh!?

Truth is, if you want to do something, no matter what it is, if you have the set of skills to do it and you know you will be patient with the result, you should do it. I give myself permission to fail at the first attempts of the design of my things because I don’t see myself as a designer, but I know that if I push hard enough, I can pull something off.

If you don’t have the time to fail several attempts or if you don’t have the patience, hire somebody who will be happy to help you. You’ll both win.

Talking about winning. After Gumroad announced me as the Small Product Lab Winner, I decided to change the cover. I mean, who wouldn’t be proud to show that your book won a prize, right!?

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This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide where I share everything I know about writing books! (If you want to read all the past chapters go here).

The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes was created under the Small Product Lab July 2015 hosted by Gumroad. I’m forever grateful with Gumroad and Small Product Lab for those 10 days.

If you want to read the next chapter of the Making-of The Mini-Guide when is ready, join here:http://kath.pw ❤

Milestones that made me happy this March 📚

March was amazing, a little bit full of work but amazing!

I had my first exams of the semester and, thank God, I passed the first hurdles with no big issues. I’m still in the run! ❤ Also, I enjoyed the Holy Week more than I imagined. I studied until Glory Saturday and only slept 2 days but I ate a lot of torrejas. 🙂

Also, I finally ate chilaquiles, again! I discovered Pizza Hut offers green chilaquiles as one of their breakfasts and I couldn’t be more excited. Of course, I went to try them!

And last but not least, I started playing Final Fantasy VII. I took a picture of the important keys because the first time I played it, all of the characters were running except mine. I press the button all I could and still my character was walking. Hahahahhaa. I’m getting better at it, though.

March taught me a lot of things about focus and discipline, I’m still learning but I’ve learn so far that as long as you’re disciplined, a lot of great things happen, like the milestones I’m about to celebrate with you!

Milestones that made me happy this March 📚

+900 photos on Instagram.

I love Instagram so much, I have now +900 photos shared there! Woohoo. And there’s still more to come! I like to share just one per day, so if you’d like to see one picture per day from me, here’s my profile: http://instagram.com/queith

80 people read my mails!

I wrote about this just a few days ago: I started writing my book even though I only had 3 email subscribers and now, we’re 80! I can’t believe how much my list has grown so far. I’m very thankful for everyone of you who wants to keep in touch with me! ❤

Right now, I’m sharing everything I know about writing books, so if you’re writing a book, I think you need to hop on my list right now: http://kath.pw

Also, I added a pop-up in this blog (yes, now you can add pop-ups on WordPress) so, if you want to join my email list without leaving this blog, just sign up when the thingy appears. 🙂

20 subscribers on Youtube

What! This is what surprised me the most to be honest! My Youtube channel is like the most ignored thing in the world and I was just uploading some videos to spice my posts up (like me reading books or the video with a lot of photos of the month for the milestones post). But, somehow it has called the attention of 20 of you! ❤

Thank you so much for it. I’m excited about that because my plans for April are take a part of VEDA, a tag that stands for Vlogging Every Day April, which means I’ll be sharing my life with 20 people. ❤

If you want to see my videos, check them out at http://youtube.com/kathmontero 🙂

20 followers on Facebook.

I finally got my vanity URL back! I’m /Queith again! ❤ I’ve been moving all of my stuff to the new profile (yes, you read that correctly, profile, I’m not doing a Facebook page) and 20 of you wanted to know what’s up! Thank you so much for all your love!

My new profile is http://facebook.com/Queith (I’m closing the other profile for good this weekend, so if you want us to be friends, make sure to visit my new profile). 🙂

And this is it for March! I’m so happy for having a blessed month. Can’t wait to see what April brings besides spring, warmth, my birthday and my second round of tests at University. ❤

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The Real Work: When’s the time to start creating my product?

I created my first successful product in just 10 days. I realized the creation process is as valuable as the product itself and I want to share it. Welcome to the Making-of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes. ❤

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide! (All the chapters are here).

The Real Work: When’s the time to start creating my product?

The time to start creating my product is now.

Seriously.

Until today, I told you how to take certain decisions to avoid future obstacles.

But today is the day I’ll focus on actually creating the product. Or in my case, actually writing my book. What does a writer do? To write. Today is that day.

If I could say where I am in the creation – production – marketing and sales road, I’d definitely say I’m in the middle. In the production. As I’ll take care of the marketing and sales, I already did a lot by preparing all the doubts that might appear in the begining and there’s still a lot to do.

But I have come to the stage that I cannot do anything else if I don’t have a product. There’s nothing I can do, right now, besides writing my book.

The good thing of taking care of everything before the actual writing is, by the time you have everything figured out, the writing becomes easier. If my only job is to write today, the book is doable. It will take less time than before.

Almost nobody says how many days they took to actually write a book. But I found an interesting number in Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. The first part was written in 10 days. The second part was written in 11 days.

A book of that calibre can be made in less than a month, specially if you took care of distractions and doubts already!

If you ever felt like you wanted to be like one of those great writers who could take their typewriter and just write for days until they’re done, well, today is that day.

There’s a lot of ways of writing a book but there’s only one thing you can do to write a book. Write.

I’m more like a structural kind of writer, so I had it written in my head already. I started by the index (yes, I wrote the index before), and then took topic by topic until I had all the words in that Google Doc I talked before in the right platform chapter.

But you’re a creator as well, you might have already the way to do your own project. Some writers like to just start their story and see where their imagination takes them. And that’s ok! We’re doing the same exact thing with our own style: we’re writing.

And that’s what you should do today.

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide where I share everything I know about writing books! (If you want to read all the past chapters go here).

The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes was created under the Small Product Lab July 2015 hosted by Gumroad. I’m forever grateful with Gumroad and Small Product Lab for those 10 days.

If you want to read the next chapter of the Making-of The Mini-Guide when is ready, join here:http://kath.pw