Every author on the planet has been applauded by someone for their first published work. Many of us are approached regularly by people who say, “One day I hope to write a book.” Hope is often delayed, however, and many let time pass without taking the necessary steps to make that dream a reality. Below are a few good reasons to write your book now.
- Fear fuels those who actually succeed at writing a book. Most people think it’s fear that stops a person from writing, but actually it propels most of us to finish a book. The fear of not doing it is stronger. Let your fear be your guide. Be afraid but do it anyway.
- Writing is freedom. You can write in a journal that no one reads, or you can write a novel or memoir that not only liberates you but someone else. Be free.
- There is never a good time to write a book, which is why many people fail at writing their first books. Inconvenience is a part of the process, so write now. A page a day for a year is over 300 pages. Write because it is inconvenient.
- Finishing a book makes all of your other goals appear more attainable. Most goals appear daunting until they are completed. Think of everything else you’ve accomplished and completed; small and big. Writing that book now will be a courageous act.
- Writing a book now will solve a major mystery. The mystery? That you can actually complete a book, publish it, and be an author. Until you do it, it will always be a mystery.
There are many other reasons to write a book now, including setting an example of inspiration for others. Do you have a special reason for writing? Share it in the comments.