It’s their passion that fuels their engines, enables them to work one more hour, take one more step to get their “baby” written, laid-out, designed and to the printer. It’s their passion that allows them to roll up their sleeves and create a marketing and promo plan and even speak publicly about it.
If you want to write a book, you’ve got to love the topic/cause. If it’s just something to do, the question has to be asked, “Why do it?”
Not everyone should write a book, attempt to create a small press, or become an independent publisher. Someone may have said you should, but should you? Does a deep internal drive tell you, “Yes, your thoughts, your words need to be read, seen, or heard”? If so, go for it. Embrace it.
A simple question: why do it? When the author identifies his or her Platform, the Passion Factor is a critical component. It collapses without it. Sometimes the Passion Factor if bold and outfront; other times, the author stumbles upon it–not even aware that the book in the belly would rise to the surface.
What topics/areas do you know about—by schooling, life experiences, the school of hard knocks? Do you gyrate toward a subject? Do others tell you that you are a wiz at something? Is there a deep, burning desire to advocate a cause or reach out to help others? Does passion comes into play? Have you had an “aha” moment where the skies opened up and your belly began to dance?
Guaranteed: it’s the Passion Factor that will drive your work to completion and success. Why do it?–simply this: it’s my Passion … I believe in it; I’m committed to it; I will put my time, my energy and my money to support it. My book. It’s in my belly.