Most entrepreneurs and bloggers I know have written a book or have plans to do so. I’m one of the latter.
However, since I started this blog, I’ve discovered that I enjoy writing most when I’m writing for myself. Not for an audience. I have no market research or polls that drive my content. I also am not trying to push a product, brand, or hidden agenda. It works for me because it’s just works for me. If you happen to enjoy what I write, that’s totally by accident. You are spying on me, but thank you for the accountability.
So I thought I’d share publicly that my bucket list item of writing a book poses a challenge. Of course I want it to be “good,” but what is the definition of a good book? Typically (ok, always)- a book success is measured by readership… right? Copies sold? Ratings and reviews?
It’s hard for me to go into a project where the measures of success are already measures I openly don’t care about.
I would really enjoy writing a book. I would enjoy the extended 3- to 9-month focus on a single outline. I would really get tons of satisfaction out of a finished product that I could hold and call my own. Maybe my kids would even read it one day. But is that enough reason to write a book? Just because I want to do it?
So what to do? Drop the idea and just keep writing here? Or do it, spend the money to get it out there, and call it a learning experience to mark it off the bucket list?