Why Bother?

No matter what kind of book you want to write or have written, at some point in the process you likely had the thought above-why bother? Whether you have a book about Cajun cooking, how to do well on tests, a mystery novel, or a picture book featuring cuddly critters there are hundreds, if not thousands already out there.

Why bother? The short answer is because you're you and nobody else, no one else's voice or story is exactly the same. Two quotes that exemplify this came from two different sources that I respect greatly over the last few days:

1. There are more people out there, waiting to hear from you, who can hear only from you, than you can ever get to in your lifetime- Jeff Herring (Article Marketing & Social Networking expert)

2. People online need and want what you do, the way you do it-Dawud Miracle (Website Consultant, Small Biz Marketing Expert)

So does this mean just because you write your unique whatever it is "they" will come & buy? No, it will still take a lot of hard work, especially on the marketing side because you still have to help your audience find your book/product.

What it does mean though is that your message is needed by someone. Maybe it's one, ten or a thousand people, but someone needs it. Your goal, go find them and tell them.

Good Writing & God Bless,
Cheryl Pickett

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