A recent statistic presented at Book Expo America – one of the largest international publishing conferences in the world – is that over 90% of Americans want to write a book. With a staggering statistic like that, writing a book ranks as high a value as health, happiness and the American Dream for most people. While there is a multitude of reasons why so many want to write a book – perhaps to achieve immortality, to contribute to the world, to pad their own egos, to enhance their own credentials, to express their deepest thoughts – the majority of people will never achieve this universal goal. But why not? Is writing a book harder than, say, brain surgery?
It most certainly doesn’t have to be more difficult than brain surgery – and as an author myself who wouldn’t even consider attempting brain surgery, I can attest to that. Writing a book is certainly an enormous accomplishment, but it doesn’t need to be an insurmountable goal. By breaking down the tasks into their component parts and proceeding one step at a time, you too can join the minority within the majority – the few who have achieved what so many only wish for – to write a book. Join me as we embark step by step on this exciting journey.