Why You Should Write Your Book This Year

By on January 10, 2017
Why Your Should Write Your Book This Year - Writer's Life.org

Make 2017 the year that you write your book. Why not? Go on; you can do it; I promise you!

Writing a book can be scary and daunting, but if you have always toyed with the idea of doing so then now is the time to get on with it and just start.

We understand that it takes courage to start writing a book and plenty of willpower and dedication too. However, if you have that niggling urge to write your story you know you’ll be so pleased if you do.

If you aren’t convinced here are some great reasons why you need to write your book right now!

Your story is important

No one can tell your story quite like you can, how wonderful is that? In the palm of your hand, you have a gift - to tell a story just the way you want to. That matters. Even if you don’t feel as though your idea is unique enough just remember that your experiences and unique perspective make all the difference. Don’t keep it to yourself, share it!

Challenges are good

If you never challenge or push yourself your life will be full of mediocracy. Writing a book is a huge challenge and one that not many people achieve. Why not be in that small, amazing group of people who have done it? Think how brilliant that would be. It could lead to something life changing, it may not. But once you have finished your book it is out there forever, and that’s something pretty special in itself.

Only writing will make you a better writer

You can read all the books in the world but unless you write something you are never going to become a better writer. Practice, fail, write something rubbish, practice some more, fail some more, write some more - just keep going, each time you write something, you’ll learn some lessons and improve. Writing a book will make you a better writer.

It’s now or never

How long can you keep putting off writing a book? The truth is you can keep procrastinating forever. What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time you write your book because it’s as good a time as any. There will always be excuses, other things getting in the way, and if you keep using those things as reasons not to write you may never get that book written. So just realise that no better time to write is coming, stop waiting and just get on with it - today!

You’ll leave something behind

Writing a book is a sort of legacy. Knowing that decades from now someone thousands of miles away could pick up your book and read it and be inspired, moved, or simply entertained by it is quite an awesome feeling is it not? Without writing your book you can’t hope to experience that, so make sure that you do.

Writing a book is tough, but it’s also one of the most rewarding and satisfying accomplishments anyone can achieve. You have got what it takes. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Start writing your book right now!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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