If you have always had dreams of writing a book, but were never positive that you had enough attention to detail that is required to fill up so many pages, perhaps your first step should be typing up and printing out an outline. Start by deciding how many chapters you want to have in your book and what you want each of them to be about. Once you have the chapters figured out, come up with major points that you would like to discuss in those chapters.
Make it like an outline or syllabus in school, with bullet items pinpointing important facts or events or story lines that are directly relevant. Leave plenty of space in between each line. Once you have come up with the strongest pieces of information that are integral to the book, print out the outline. This will provide you with a visual basis to begin filling in small details, and may even spark some memories or ideas that will become more important details.
Leaving space between each bullet point will allow you to hand write the intricate and complex information that makes the story you are telling interesting. Books will not prosper without the ability to keep readers interested and that is done with descriptive and enticing insight into the inner workings of each premise.
Though the outline clearly will not make it into the book, it could be the base in which you build from and ultimately complete a novel with. Outlines are somewhat of a personal reminder to yourself of where you want the direction you want your writings to go in, and it will help you stay disciplined. Reading over things you have already noted should also help your brain remember or discover ideas that will enhance the story, whether it is true or not. Printing the outline could lead the bestsellers list.