I have had people reach out and say they want to write a book. Let me give you the best advice I can give you.
It’s always good to make an outline, but I make the outline from the random collective thoughts I have written down in one place.
You know how you have a random profound thought about a specific topic or area? I jot it down in the notes section of my cell phone note pad under the title of the book.
If you don’t have a title name yet, write the topic as the title for now and continue to jot notes down throughout the day, week or month.
Most of the time you won’t write a book from beginning to end. I actually wrote my book by writing the middle first, then wrote the end second and write the beginning at the end.
So stop waiting for some extra big block of time to knock out chapters because you will be waiting forever. I honestly don’t know any authors who wrote their book like that. If you have a thought you think is worth capturing, stop what you are doing and write as much as you can down. After you feel like you have been writing down a bunch of thoughts, sort them out using one sentence or phrase of words and start putting them in order.
You will be surprised how much you can write in 3-5 minutes when a thought crosses your mind and what you can create from just 3-5 different thoughts. Once you have an outline you can go back and develop your writing, by expounding or going in further detail for each idea, thought and/or concept.