Hello Does anyone have any advice or experience about turning a blog into a book? I've been writing my blog for just over ten years now and I'm in the process of turning it into a book. It's about my adventures in Holland as an accident prone Englishman. I've been living in the country for 15 years now and have had a lot of crazy adventures. The blog has been doing quite well and I have a lot to pull from. I just run into a few issues. I've arranged the blog posts in order for the book but it still feels quite random in someways. I'm filling in the gaps and trying to make things feel more like a unified story but then I run into the issue of writing a first draft vs. editing. I'm trying to write the first draft of the book but then I find myself falling into the trap of editing the pre-existing posts and getting to critical of how things are going. This is probably because of the bigger problem that I have; I don't feel like the real structure of the story as a whole is there yet (even though it is based on my life). I don't have a clear end the story is building to yet (again because it is based on my life and that is luckily still on going). The vague theme is an accident prone Englishman (me) unintentionally moving to Holland and trying to fit in and survive all the strange things that happen to him. So if anyone has any tips or advice I'd be very grateful. I guess I am also putting this here to give myself a kick up the butt, create some accountability and get serous about it If you'd like to check out the blog it's called Invading Holland and I'd be happy to share links to some of the posts that will form the main story.