Reasons for writing books are in unlimited supply; from having a message to share with the world to wanting to become a professional writer and make money. There are thousands of reasons.
It’s easy to lose sight of the many reasons that motivate us as authors. It could be a message we desperately want to share with our fellow humans, or it might just be an insatiable need for validation and money! But in order to become successful at anything you do, no matter how lofty your goals may seem, perseverance is key.
The decision to be a writer is easy to take: have an idea, write the first word. The hard part is to put up with thousands of hours of writing, research, rewrites, working with an editor, cover designer, sending proposal letters, formatting eBooks for self-publishing, and so many others.
What can you do in a world where those thousands of hours are dedicated to writing by thousands of other people?
Stop writing books.
Start writing stories.
Change readers’ lives.
Make a difference.