Sometimes people ask me whether I think they should write a book and my honest answer is, “I don’t know.” You are the only person who can answer that question.
But here’s what I’m sure about: if your book has tapped you on the shoulder and whispered an invitation to you to write it, then that’s all the information you really need to determine whether or not it’s a good idea.
It takes a huge amount of commitment to write a good book. And by that I don’t mean dashing off a book to check the box that allows you to call yourself a published author. I don’t believe you can write a powerful book in a weekend. I don’t believe most people can write a powerful, impactful book in a month. And I do not believe that writing a 5,000-word essay and posting it on Amazon qualifies someone as being able to call themselves a published author. An essay is not a book.
In my world, a book is a devotional project. It calls you forward and calls you up. It is a transformational project. And it adds value to the world that only you can add. Only you can add that value because you are you. You are unique in this world.
Astrology tells us that
Numerology tells us that
Birth order tells us that
And Genetics tells us that
Nobody else has had your experiences
Every relationship you have ever had, ever trauma you have ever experienced, every dream you’ve dreamt, every mentor who has entered your life, every job you’ve held, every project you’ve worked on, all of your children if you have them, every sweetheart you’ve embraced, every beloved in whose eyes you have gazed, every trip you’ve taken, every surprise you’ve encountered, every tragedy, every uplifting moment, every song that stirred your heart, every landscape that took your breath away, every dark night, every glorious sunrise, all of it, all of it, all of it has made of you the perfect funnel through which your story was meant to flow.
So, when we talk about why you might want to write a book, I invite you to add to the list the idea that maybe you might write a book because you’ve been perfectly formed to write the book you’re thinking of writing and because you are the only person on the planet who can write the book that was meant to flow through you.
Sure, there may be some things you need to learn about writing books.
Sure, there may be some things you need to learn about the craft of writing itself.
And sure, there may be some times when you might wonder what on Earth you were thinking by embarking upon the challenging project of writing a book.
But if you are up for a transformational journey through your identity and into the heart of who you truly are as a human being and as a divine soul who is in a body on a planet, then I say go for it! It will change you in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. And it will make you think and feel with a lot more intensity than you ever thought possible.
Write your book. If you don’t, nobody else will.