How She Did It: Author Profile of Krista Daley

Meet Book in 90 Days Author, Krista Daley of, Pompton Plains, NJ Have you always wanted to write a book? Why?

I always wanted to write a book but never thought I could!  Once I found my niche of “busy moms of young athletes” through Karin and Drew’s Book in 90 Days Program, I felt so passionate about helping people learn some tricks that I use to help me refuel my young athletes.

What made you decide that NOW was the time to get it done?

I stand on the sidelines with so many overwhelmed parents of athletes.  The commitments and challenges that come with raising young athletes are many.  Something eventually has to give. Usually what gives is not having enough time to feed the family nourishing, healthy foods that encourage muscle growth, focus, immunity and feeling good!  I knew now was the time because parents are always asking me what they should feed their kids and how to fit it into their schedules.  I wanted to let busy moms in on a few time saving tips that allow them to feel good about what they’re feeding their families without spending hours in the kitchen.

What was the best part of the book writing and publishing process for you?

The best part of writing my book was using my own personal experience to draw from.  I wrote from everyday experiences which made it so easy for me!  It is who I am and what I practice!  I loved simplifying what I do and creating a simple manual that busy moms of athletes can easily follow.

Can you roughly estimate how much you invested in your book production team (editor, designer, kindle conversion, etc)?

I believe the cost of writing my book was about $1500.

How long would you say did it take you to write it, start to finish?

I started November 1st and it was published July 8th!  So about 8 months to write and publish my book! (I’m a very busy mom with kids in multiple sports and I worked on my own timeline, instead of going for the 90 Day goal, and that worked well for me.)

What is one tip you can share to that helped you FINISH your book?

I found that if I scheduled a set time to write it helped a great deal.  I also loved using my Mind Map outline of my book to organize all my ideas into chapters.

How are you using your book now in your small business, private practice or creative work?

I use my book to draw clients to me who may not be sure if they’d like to work with me one on one.  I also include the book as a gift for new clients and design programs around it using the 6 chapters as topics for weekly sessions.

What kind of benefits have you seen in your life or work from writing your book?

Writing a book definitely gave me more confidence!  I was a bit nervous going out of my comfort zone but it gave me something to base my rates on, opportunities to create new programs, and inspiration to create new projects in the same niche.

Anything else you want to share with others about writing and publishing your book, and getting it done?

Once you publish a book, you are seen as an expert in your field.  People are happy to talk to you and love to hear what you have to say.  Most people are too intimidated by the idea of writing a book!  I never thought I would be able to pull it together, but with Drew and Karin’s guidance, I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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