Should I Write a Book?

WritingIt’s a question I ask myself every now and then. And I’ve been asking myself off and on for many years. I think about it. I get excited about the ideas and the possibilities. I get overwhelmed. I doubt my abilities. I wonder if I could ever even find the required time. I quit before I ever begin.

So I’m asking you. Should I write a book? And if your answer is yes, what would you want to read?

I’m not going to kid myself into believing that I’m popular or internet famous by any stretch of the imagination. But I feel like I have a fair amount of steady readers here and it’s a number that is slowly, but steadily, growing.

I have some options. The most obvious would be to adapt certain things from this blog. I’m sure my autobiography wouldn’t be an overnight sensation. But I think I could collect the Legends of the Bank Teller into a decent narrative fairly easily

And then there’s fiction. A lot of the short stories I’ve posted here could be expanded. But I’ve got other ideas, too. I’ve been thinking about a sequel to The Wizard of Oz for a long time. I know it’s been done, but my take, I think, is kind of unique.

I ask again, should I try this? Would you read it?Should I Write a Book - Johnny 5

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5 thoughts on “Should I Write a Book?

  1. Personally, I’d love to read your take on the Wizard of Oz sequel, but I also think the bank teller stuff would make for a fun and entertaining read.

    What of your writings (or writing ideas) do you feel the most passionate about? I think if you started with something that you personally feel the most connected with, you’d do better as well as feel more motivated to push through the frustrating bits.

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  2. Go for it. Don’t worry about what people want to read, either – start by writing about something that stirs deep emotion in you, and then go from there – you will find your voice. A warning, though – you may find it changes your life in ways you never expected.

    And yes, I’d be interested in reading it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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