I was very much looking forward to reading this book after reading the glowing reviews here on Amazon. Unfortunately, Ms. McIndoo's book is not very well written, contains about 10 pages of real content in 121 pages, has scattered typos, and was just way too "out there" for my taste. For example, the first 60 or so pages is dedicated to "rah rah, you can do it!" talk without giving any real advice or guidance on how to write a book. I actually laughed out loud when reading the following paragraph on page 50, describing how Ms. McIndoo sets the mood for writing:
"I close my eyes and visualize all the amazing things I am going to create. I clap my hands 4, 5, 6 times really fast and loud. I rub them together and get them hot. I do this three times and I say, 'Yes! Yes! Yes!' I repeat my incantation: 'I love this. This is so much fun.' I keep clapping and rubbing, smiling the whole time. 'I'm feeling great, feeling excited, happy to have the opportunity to do this. Today I feel amazing and creative and will create extraordinary things.'"
If you are looking for a book to get you motivated/stop procrastinating/come up with ideas and can tolerate paragraphs like those above, you might find value in this book. I personally already know what I want to write about and have done the research, and was looking for something more intellectual -- something with better advice about how to organize your thoughts, what to write first, next, etc. If you are looking for more concrete advice once you're beyond the procrastination and idea-generating stage, I would suggest trying "Writing Nonfiction" by Dan Poynter.