Do you feel called to write a book, but keep putting it off?
A couple months ago I shared with you why now is the time to get ready to write.
Several of you commented on that blog post, thanking me and to let me know where you’re at in your writing process—or where you’re stuck.
Today I want to share some of their comments with you, because as you will see in their words, you’re not alone!
While some of my blog readers wrote to let me know they are in the final stages of finishing, or have already finished and published their book, most people who want to write a book find themselves where I was at a few years ago—still putting things off.
See if you can see yourself in any of these comments:
“I know I have been called to write but keep putting it off…thank you for your encouragement! :)” – from Lina
“I heard God tell me years ago to start writing. I have my story and don’t know what to do with it.” – from Kimberley
“Your article hit me right between the eyes today. I’ve known for a while I need to write and even have a topic I believe the Lord wants me to write about, a fairly intimidating one! I need courage and just need to start!” – from Nancy
“Writing is my passion. I love nothing more. I also know it’s my own personal gift from the Lord. However, I truly don’t know what to write.” – from Chris
“I am yet another person who has been carrying a call for book-writing and not yet seen it manifest. The resistance is so very real!” – from Ruth
“Writer’s block is miserable. Going on 6 years … just spinning in place going nowhere. Ugh!!!!!!!!!?” – from Stephanie
“Thank you so much for this – I have had ‘words’ that I was an author and would write books that would change how people view certain topics. I am taking this as confirmation.” – from Cristy
The truth is, most of us have a lifestyle of putting things off.
But here’s the good news! I’m convinced that anyone, when they set their mind to it, can write AND get their book published.
I know, because I’ve done it.
And so can you.
I personally had to overcome ADD, dyslexia, perfectionism and procrastination (and those lies from teachers who told me I couldn’t write) in order to start writing.
Now I’ve written 10 books. And I am working on 3 more right now.
No matter what mountains you have to overcome, if you have the desire or a call to write, I want to help you jump start your writing and break through the barriers trying to hold you back (like all of the ones people listed above).
That’s why next week on Wednesday, November 2, I’m re-releasing an updated and refreshed version of Write Your Book Now! my self-guided online course where I give you the tools, strategy and encouragement you need to jump start your writing so you can finish writing your book!
Remember, Noah got a revelation from God on how to build the ark, but he still had to swing the hammer to build it.
The important thing is to get ready to start!
A great place to start is right here: Write Your Book Now! My team and I have just updated and refreshed my online training, Write Your Book Now! This course will give you the strategies God gave me to be able to write my first book (an idea I had been sitting on for 3 years) in just 3 weeks! Find out more here.
I look forward to walking you through the steps I took so you can get your book written and published as quickly and easily as possible.
P.S. Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), which happens every November 1–30, is a great time to get back into the flow for writing over the next 30 days.
And you don’t even have to be writing fiction to make a new commitment to writing over the next month. Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction, start a blog or you just need help finishing and publishing what you’ve started, people are waiting to read what you have to say and the revelation that God has given you!
If you want to get your book written and published, check out my recently refreshed online training, Write Your Book Now!
Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California, where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.