Does it really matter what your reason is? Many aspiring authors jump right into writing without taking this first and necessary step. As a result, they lost motivation, stopped mid-way, and never reached publishing. So the answer is YES, your reason matters! So what is your “why” in writing your story? Let’s get into that right now! Michael D. Butler will guide you through this process and more! Be on top of unparalleled wisdom from this week’s episode!
“If your why is not so big… you might not see it through to completion. But if your why is so huge, NOW is your time!” -Michael D. Butler
- 01:54 Which Type of Book Is For You?
- 02:42 Is Your Reason Reasonable?
- 05:09 How Do You Know It’s Time?
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- “If your why is not so big… you might not see it through to completion. But if your why is so huge, NOW is your time!” -Michael D. Butler
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Michael Butler: Hi, welcome to The Publisher Podcast, I’m your host, Michael D. Butler Beyond Publishing Dallas, Texas. Today, we’re talking about, why do you want to write a book? There’s about four to 5 million new books that are written and published every year around the globe, and there’s probably many more than that. Those are just the ones we know about that have an ISB in number. So if you’re one of those people who had friends and family have said to you for years, you should write a book, this episode is for you. My question to you is why do you want to write a book? About 70% of the world’s book consumption is fiction books, primarily romance novels. The other 30 to 40% is nonfiction, particularly how faith-based books, memoirs, and poetry make up the other slowest moving category of nonfiction books, but how two books are the fastest moving category. When polled, authors and writers say that the reason they write a nonfiction book is to gain credibility, to get on stages, to become a speaker, to attract business and leads to their primary business as a business owner, or to be seen as the expert and to get podcast interviews, media interviews and stages. So you want to ask yourself the question, why do you want to write a book? Because writing a book is hard work. It takes labor, determination, focus and a lot of sweat. Not to mention planning, strategy and being able to block out the calendar, turn off the noise, the computers, the kids, the dogs, and the pets and focus, focus, focus. And you think you have everything turned off and the phone rings, or you get a ding from social media, or an email notification, distractions abound. So if you’re one of those who always heard, you should write a book, but you’ve never been able to get it done, this episode is for you.
Why do you want to write a book? I want to ask you that question now, and I want you to look deep inside your heart, mind and soul and ask yourself the question, do you really want to write a book or is it just friends and family telling you you’ve got a good story. If your why is not so big that it makes you cry, keeps you up late at night and raises you out of bed early in the morning. If you don’t find the internal pressure, motivation and drive to write the book, you might not see it through to completion. If your why is so huge that you can not waste another day, another minute, another breath until you start on your manuscript, now is your time. Now, a lot of people thought that the internet killed publishing, but the fact is readership is up globally. In fact, in many industries, knowledge is doubling every two or three months. So why do you want to write a book? Is it to establish credibility? Is it to get noticed, to be seen as an expert in your industry? Or do you simply want to mark it off your bucket list as something you completed, like running a marathon or skydiving out of a plane, that’s okay. The average self published author never sells more than 200 books. Perhaps, you just want to pin your legacy and your memoir for your children to know what life was like for your ancestors, not a problem. But if your goal is to sell more than 5,000 books, this podcast is for you. You want to understand your why, and next we’re going to learn how to identify who our avatar is.“If your why is not so big… you might not see it through to completion. But if your why is so huge, NOW is your time!” -Michael D. Butler Click To Tweet
But first, let me tell you a story, her name, Ania G., she survived chernobyl. Yes, that nuclear disaster that happened in Ukraine about 40 plus years ago, she was just an eight year old child. And everybody was sent home from school early that day and they were given an antidote, a nasty tasting terrible elixir, but the kids were forced to drink it down, to try to rid their systems of toxicities as a result of the nuclear disaster. Ania never learned years later whether or not this was one of the main reasons she was diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful disease that affects women in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. In fact, 176 million women globally suffer with endometriosis. She did her Google search. She searched Amazon and she realized, because as a reader and a student of natural health herself, that there weren’t many books. In fact, just two or three books on natural health for women with endometriosis so she decided that it was time to tell her story, and we helped her go straight to that story. Alone in the Crowd – Living Well with Endometriosis, not only did that book sell very well but it opened the door, because it was her story and it was a natural path journey, naturopathic journey to wellness naturally. It opened the doors for her to speak in Europe, for her to speak in the US, for her to speak in Canada. She’s moved on and got advanced medical degrees from the school of integrative nutrition and she’s impacting lives all over the world as a result of her book.
What is your WHY for writing your book? Let’s determine that now, so we can go farther together. Thank you so much for tuning in to The Publisher Podcast where we say, why do you want to write a book? Thanks for sharing. Thanks for subscribing.