5 Reasons Why People don’t Finish that Book

Feb 20, 2013 | Writing A Book

Lots of people “have a book in them.” But most of them will never finish that book. Here are five reasons why.

They don’t think they can so they never try. Here’s the truth. If you can read a book, you can probably write one.

They decide to do it “someday,” but someday keeps receding and they never start. You can’t finish a book if you never start it. Simple, eh?

They mistake research for writing. Research is not writing. Only writing is writing.

They mistake planning and outlining for writing. See above.

They get discouraged and quit. Make no mistake, writing a book is hard work and it usually takes more than a year. But if you want to write a book, you have to write the whole book. There’s no partial credit.