Becky Blanton, May 28 2018

Writing a book is never about writing the book

Writing a book is never about writing a book. Writing a book is an exercise in self-discovery. That’s why so few people ever finish the book(s) they start. They’re not ready to discover themselves. You can’t write if you can’t examine your own thoughts, feelings, and angst about your topic, or your life and your paradigms. You just can’t. Maybe you can churn out business books, and non-fiction like they were the hottest things going – and some are. But you can’t write, really write, until you’re literally able to touch your own heart. Then it doesn’t matter if you write the damn book or not. You’ve done the hardest thing any of us can do – be real with yourself. But write the book without the introspection and try to sell it anyway – by then you’ll need to pay a therapist.

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Becky Blanton

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