I have been asked a couple of times about the process of writing. Once by someone about, 'In Plain Sight - the Hunt for Jack the Ripper' and again about the Dynamic-Life Sales Book 'The Pitch is Back'.
I think the best answer for all budding authors comes from my pal Jeffrey Gitomer at www.gitomer.com with...
The 3.5 tips for writing a book are:
1. Don’t get an agent. They only make deals that are good for agents.
2. Don’t listen to publishers. Not only will they lie to you, they will only do things in their best interest, not yours.
3. Be prepared for a long list of rejections and people trying to tell you which end is up. When in doubt, follow your heart.