Is It Time To Write A Book?

Is it time to write an e-book? This is not a rhetorical question; rather it’s a serious one.

The other day, I was reading a book written by a pastor named Ron Christian. It was a  very nicely put together book. The title is “Practicing the Presence”. I decided to look up the author and came across the website of the group distributing Ron’s e-book. The site is called SmashWord.

After looking at the cost, I am thinking of giving it, a shot. Here’s my rough idea. I would like to create a memoir style anthology. I’m not seeking to write a straight memoir. Rather, I want to compile a series of stories found on this blog. Each story would conceivably make up one chapter.

The question is, “What story would be best for a book appearing on Barnes & Noble or Amazon?” This is going to be a straight e-book.

The theme is more than just “overcoming”.  There’s also my personal view that my disabilities were never a prison. At least, I never thought so and neither did friends and family.

It seems I’ve come full circle. Years ago, some people have said that I should write a book. The time was not right. I simply was not ready. Today, I am asking “Is it time to write that e-book?”

So what stories should I put in “A Story of Grace”? As chapters will need to be longer than what appears on a blog; how can I expand on those stories? Each story would ideally take up a chapter.  Any ideas?

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One response to “Is It Time To Write A Book?

  1. It’s definitely time to write an e-book. Do it. It’s time to write, period. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate. Just sit down and do it. You’ll never look back. Writing is never something I’ve done and regretted or considered wasted time. In fact, the time that seems most useful and most true to myself and my calling are those times that I’ve been writing.

    Don’t worry about the format yet, just start writing and see what comes to you. Every time I write, I learn something new about myself, even if that’s not what I’m writing about. So do it! You’ll figure it out as you go. But the details come afterwards, just get it down on paper right now.

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