Rob Wingerter did not set out to be an author. In fact, like many first-time authors these days, he took a circuitous route to getting published. He has spent the better part of his life and career as a partner with a global accounting firm specializing in tax matters. Along the way, he was led to open a retreat center called Mahseh.
You can read about and watch a video where he explains his journey on his blog, www.robwingerter.com. However, what I also found interesting was his advice to aspiring authors. Rob wrote his book, Regaining Your Spiritual Poise as a means to inform people on the topic of retreat and to establish his credibility on this subject. Along the way, he learned some things about what it takes to get from idea to holding a book in your hands. In this 90 second video, he talks about his process and provides some tips on how to stay on task and set yourself up to keep moving toward your goal. I think you will find his perspective helpful.