Why Are You Writing Your Book?
What’s the point? What’s the purpose?
Whether you already have a book idea or not, finding the purpose of your book is key.
It’s the secret sauce that will help you to complete your book project.
The purpose will act as a driving force reminding you of the importance of this book.
It’s the ‘Why’ behind your actions.
It’s the reason for why you will put in the extra effort and work to make your book a reality.
When it comes to writing, marketing, and publishing a book, the first step to take is discovering your purpose for beginning this journey in the first place.
To determine that purpose, you must first ask yourself one question: “WHY” are you doing this?
Identifying the reason you are writing your book will bring you clarity and let you hone in on exactly what you want out of your book. The rest will then fall into place.
A purpose is a reason for why you do what you do.
The purpose of your book is the reason behind WHY you are writing a book.
Writing a book is hard, In fact, it’s probably one of the most difficult things you can.
It requires effort, energy and persistence to get through to the end till you can hold your book in your hands.
So when you are struggling with getting your daily word count completed, or you feel like giving up after receiving your editor’s comments (!), it is only your purpose that will help you cross that finishing line.
A purpose acts as a compass. It sets the direction for where you want to be going.
And you are more likely to succeed at something when you have a clear direction. You know what path you are going down and also know why you chose to go down this route.
Your book’s purpose needs to be relevant and meaningful to you.
Perhaps you are writing a book to help establish you as an authority figure in your area of expertise?
Or maybe writing brings you joy, and that’s the purpose of your book; to bring joy to you as well as to your readers.
Finding your book’s purpose is one of the most important elements in getting your book completed.
It will help you set expectations for the entire book-writing, publishing, and marketing process.
It will guide you throughout the duration of the project and help you complete your book project.
Writing a book is hard. No doubts about that. Yes it may be a task that requires little movement and even appears to be easy (I mean, you just sit there and write….. right?)
Writing is hard!
Writing requires you to dig deep and express a part of yourself. It’s a part of yourself that is yearning to come out.
It’s your soul trying to communicate with the people (or person) you want to connect with.
You have a story or message to share that you can’t keep to yourself.
I know this is the reason for why I write.
I write because I have ideas and thoughts to share and writing helps me to capture these ideas on to a tangible page.
But to become a published author, (which is my goal), you need to start thinking like a published author. And published authors finish writing the book! And to finish the book, you need to have a clear goal or purpose for your book.
So what is the end goal of your book?
For some, it’s writing a book that has been on their heart for a long time. It’s something to show immediate family. Or just a side passion project. For others, it’s the start of their media empire and publishing business.
Starting with the end in mind will help you throughout this entire process.
What level of success do you want for yourself and your book?
Whether you want to be an Amazon bestseller, receive over a thousand new leads for your business, make passive income, or just share your story with the world, finding your purpose ahead of time will help you reach your goal.
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My upcoming book is about how to find your passions and purpose in life. For me the main purpose is to:
Build my authority and credibility as an author-entrepreneur and life coach while creating multiple forms of income through my writing.
Please do share in the comments below. What is the purpose of your book? How can it help you to finish your current writing project?