I’ve decided to write my book. Enough people who didn’t want to get into my pants told me I should, so I figured I’d put my fear of failure aside and go for it. What do I really have to lose?
I know nothing about publishing, so I’m asking friends for information and guidance. A successful author said to me, “write the book people want to read, not the one you want to write,” which gave me pause. I’m not sure I know what people want to read.
Which is where I’d like your input.
Cheri once commented that my blog is “empowering and enlightening to many, validation to some, and just salacious reading to others. Sometimes it is all those things at once.”
This blog has almost 1,000 posts with an average of 1,000 words each. To put it in perspective, that million words is far longer than two already very long books: Les Miserables (655,500 words) or War and Peace (587,300 words). I’m no Hugo or Tolstoy. Given a non-fiction book is around 100,000 words, while I want to leverage the content I’ve already written, I need to start with a better understanding of what resonates.
This isn’t meant to be a love-in or ego boost: it is a sincere request to better understand the reasons you read, and which stories or themes most captivated you. Was it getting out of my marriage, rediscovering my sexuality, pursuing desire with few boundaries, the love stories, dating disasters? None of the above? It’s okay if you think I’m a train wreck and that’s what you enjoy: be honest about it.
In advance, thank you for your input.
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