I mentioned earlier that I started writing my CV book about five years ago. This seems like a very long time to write a book which is around 65,000 words. And indeed it is. Also, I’m not one of those writers to ever suffer from writer’s block, so under normal circumstances I would have finished the book well before now. However, one ‘problem’ with being a much sought after writer, is that if you are very much in demand, you always have other work to do. And in my case I usually have a big waiting list for my CV writing services.
Consequently, one of the biggest hindrances to writing a CV book, somewhat paradoxically, was my own success as a CV writer!
I like, everyone else, have commitments to take care of and bills to pay. So there was no real getting around the problem, other than writing the odd section whenever I could steal a spare moment. Even that wasn’t easy. My average working day usually starts at 8 AM and finishes around 10 PM, and in between times, just like many other working parents, I have kids to occupy, meals to prepare, chores to do. Consequently, much of my book was actually written after 10 PM on those evenings I had some energy left over from my busy day and sleep deprived nights.