Hi everyone, Ed here!
Today, I’m going to talk about five reasons why writing the book you always wanted to is definitely worth your time.
1. You don’t have to write it all at once…
There are methods by which you can prompt yourself to write a book all at the same time. NaNoWriMo is an excellent example of that, where people are given encouragement to write 2000 words per day for the month of November, so you end up with a 60,000 word novel at the end of that month.
However, if you’re aiming for a 60,000 word novel, and you don’t feel like you can commit an hour or two every day to writing those words, break it up at your own pace.
Commit, instead, to writing 2000 words a week and it will take you 30 weeks – it will take you the best part of the year – but maybe you can write those 2000 words every Saturday afternoon, and you can put some time aside to do that in your own way, in your own style in your own time.
2. Just like you, there are people out there who have not quite seen the thing they really want to!
Everyone has a slightly different take on life. And that means that no media is absolutely perfect for everyone.
There are people out there who share your point of view and want to see what you would create, because they have similar enough experiences for you that they will enjoy it. They will even enjoy it more than the thing that they’ve seen commonly or that inspires them in general.
3. It’s an amazing experience!
To sit down and be creative, to actually build something, release it into the world… whether it’s seen as good or bad, to have done that is a phenomenal addition to knowledge and experience as well as to self-confidence.
There’s nothing quite like the fear of putting a book out into the world for the first time… or the joy of hearing that someone enjoyed it. The idea that someone understood what you were trying to say, in a way that others have not in the past is hugely powerful.
When that person understood what you were trying to do and why you did it… I can only recommend that you try it because I don’t think this is an easy thing to explain.
4. Exercising your creativity is good for you!
Allowing your imagination to run wild, allowing yourself to tell a story that you want to tell is a very cathartic experience.
It allows you to escape from reality for a brief length of time while you’re working on the story and imagining this other world where the mundane problems that you deal with every day don’t have to exist.
It can often bring you a better perspective on what you’re doing on a day to day basis, because you’ve unplugged from it for a few hours, which can really be very beneficial!
5. Seeing your book on your bookshelf…
I spoke before about the experience of someone saying that they enjoyed your book.
I, personally, have gained a lot of joy from seeing the books that I’ve written sitting on my bookshelf. I know that you will feel the same and I think it’s worthwhile trying to make something on that basis alone.
And I think that when you see a book that you have written on your bookshelf, even if it’s crammed in alongside other books, your eyes will be drawn to that every time you’re in the room. You’ll remember what it is that you have achieved.
A lot of people dream about creating a book, about writing a story, but you will have actually done it. This is something that you can be proud of for the rest of your life!
So there are five reasons why I think it’s worthwhile spending some time to write your book your story, and to bring it to life. Thank you very much for reading and I’m sure I’ll see you again soon!
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