The is the second part in a four-part series reporting on the “Why Haven’t You Written Your Book?” survey we offered last year. You can read Part 1 here.
I would write my book if …
The answers we received ranked fairly close in terms of the numbers of responses received. Here is how all of the answers ranked:
- I knew someone would be interested in publishing it.
- I had more time to do it.
- I had a support group to help me along the way.
As the results were close across all three responses, we might conclude that writers:
- are looking for a return on their investment in time writing and editing their work by knowing that, at the end of that process, someone will be interested in making sure that it finds an audience.
- wish that they had more time to actually, well … write. Finding — or making — time to pursue their writing is perhaps one of the most challenging obstacles that authors (or, indeed, most creative people) face in this fast-paced, over-scheduled world.
- want someone to assist them, or at least cheer them on, during the creative process. While the act of writing is a solitary activity, it’s nice to know that there are others out there who share both the passion and the pain of the creative process.
Next week, we will be looking at how authors responded to “I’m afraid to write (or submit) my book because …”.