Yes, You Should Write That Book — Here’s Why

Stop waiting, start writing.

Jyssica Schwartz

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Have you been thinking about writing a book?

Or starting a blog?

Or putting together a website?

Are you one of the many, many people who have a great idea but either have no clue where to start, don’t have the time, or think it’s just too hard?

You’re definitely not alone!

According to a bunch of sites, a 2002 study said that 81% of Americans want to write a book (but most don’t).

Sounds like a lot, right?

But really think about that number.

Worldometer keeps a constant live count of the US population. At the time of this writing, that number is 340,476,592.

81% of 340,476,592 = 275,786,039.

Almost 276 MILLION people! That’s insane.

With so many ideas floating around out there, why should you write yours now?

Great question, let’s discuss.

Every single person has a unique perspective.

We each have individual experiences and traumas and professional learning and everything else.

Ultimately, we all have a story.

You might want to write a book to teach people about something you know a lot about. Or a fun story people can escape into. Or you want to help people.

There are a bunch of reasons why you have something to say and why you want to write something.

And probably a bunch more for why not to.

But it’s important to remember that there is a market and an audience for everything.

With how small the internet has made the world, we are connected and learning from each other all the time.

Just as there’s never a “perfect” time to have a kid or start a new job, there’s not really a “perfect” scenario that says “Yes! NOW is the time to write a book!”

Writing a book takes time, energy, and money (if you’re self-publishing — the publishing is free but the cover design, formatting…

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Jyssica Schwartz

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com