Why writing a book is a good idea: Susan Day

Why writing a book is a good idea: Susan day, Papyrofix

Writing a book can make your dreams come true

I think there aren’t many people who secretly want to become an author. Most people want to share their story. They imagine a life slavishly pouring their soul into chapter after chapter; locked in a dark, dingy room and producing a magnificent piece of literature. They say each one of us has at least one novel inside us, waiting to get out. And, I believe that there is.

Making your dreams a reality

As a self-published author of fifteen books, I can assure any would-be writers reading this that creating a book is one of the most rewarding things any person can do.

I’m not saying that you’ll become rich and famous or be the next Dan Brown or J K Rowling, but once your manuscript is finished you will learn much more about yourself, and you will definitely walk a little taller.

Writing a story in any genre will change your life in a very meaningful way, but it is not as easy as it sounds.

When you begin writing there are many things you should do. You should have a plan of the book – where will it begin, how will the plot develop, who are the characters, what will be the conflict or issue they will need to solve or at least be affected by.

However, there is one more thing that you will need before you start. And, this is the one thing which will make all the difference to your life. You will need determination and drive.

Just do it

As the Nike ad said, “Just Do It”.

Many people begin with a lot of energy and gusto. Writing is certainly a very exciting thing to do. They dream about their characters, and how their book is going to be loved by everyone who reads it.

However, the hard part is to keep going, day after day, week after week. I believe inertia and what some call ‘writer’s block’ come from a lack of focus. It is important not to overthink what you are writing about. Truth is, there is no right or wrong. It’s your story, and you can always change it down the track.

The important factor for many people is not beginning the writing process itself, but continuing it until the story’s natural completion.

If you are new to writing and have a burning ambition to be published, then stop reading this and get started! Make sure you bookmark this site, and come back to visit it when you are finished though. Taking your book from manuscript to published work is another big step, and you are going to need all the help you can get.

In the meantime, keep typing, creating and dreaming. Use your determination to complete your manuscript, and share your story with the world. The power is in your hands.

About the author - Susan Day

Susan Day is a children’s author and writer. Her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club is full of ideas and tips for grandparents who want to build a strong relationship with their grandchildren. In particular, Susan specializes in helping grandparents share their love of books with their grandchildren. Susan is currently writing a book titled, The Top 10 Things Happy Grandparents Never Regret Doing!
Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three boss cats, three rescue guinea pigs, and an errant kangaroo. And, apart from blogging, writing and reading; she loves drinking coffee, painting and learning to box.