Your book has a soul. It’s an entity in its own right. And connecting into what it is and what it’s not is essential to writing a convincing book that takes off and takes on a life of its own.
In Eight Questions to Ask Yourself About the Book You Want To Write, I proposed that clarity was the essential ingredient for a book that appeals to the reader and isn’t a total pain in the ass to write.
Ain’t nobody got time for a book that feels heavy and hard to get out of their head.
The words should pour out. They should flow. That’s the tell-tale sign of a book that was meant to be. One that is coming from a higher place.
The place to start?
Answering this question for yourself...
Why did I decide to start writing this book?
Here’s what that means.
There was something that prompted you to start this book, as opposed to any other. You may have zillions of ideas. Often my clients have more than one book idea. You too may have more books coming in the future.
But you’ve maybe had a tug towards a particular idea that just won’t go away.
So why this book and why now?
What defines it for you?
And why won’t it leave you alone?