3 Signs You’re Ready to Write a Book

Writing a book is like launching a business. It’s a big deal! And that means the “to book or not to book” decision is a meaty one. So how do you know when it’s the right time to put pen to paper and share your story with the world? Here are three signs you’re ready to write your book. 

## When the Book Is Your Conclusion, Not the Hypothesis  

This is a major misconception people have about book writing. Your book is not a hypothesis. It’s the final piece of the puzzle. It’s the culmination of years of experience, learning, and refining your ideas. It represents a conclusion, a mature thought process that you’re ready to share with your audience. 

Think of it this way: a book is not just a collection of ideas but a structured, thoughtful engagement with your audience. It’s a conversation you’ve been preparing to have for a long time. This preparation involves much more than just gathering information. It’s about honing your message until it’s ready to resonate with others.  

## When You Know the Strategic Purpose of Your Book 

Before you even start drafting page one, it’s crucial to understand *why* you’re writing your book. What’s the purpose? Is it to educate, inspire, entertain, or establish yourself as an authority in your field? Your book’s purpose influences how you write, publish, and market it. 

For instance, if your goal is to boost your professional standing, a traditionally published book might lend the credibility you’re seeking. If you aim to share a methodology or system you’ve developed, self-publishing could be a quicker and more direct way to reach your audience. 

## When You’re Committed to Your Content’s (Long) Lifespan  

Are you ready to dedicate years, perhaps even decades, to promoting and living your book’s message? Your passion for the subject must be enduring and evergreen, because if you actually want people to read your book, you have to talk about it everywhere.  

For example, my husband Rory Vaden still gives keynotes about the book he published 14 years ago. Why? Because his message still resonates! 

## Ready to Write Your Book? 

If you’re in the friend zone with your book idea, think deeply about these three points. This might just be the year you write your book if: 

  1. This is the conclusion, not the hypothesis of your life’s work 
  1. You know the strategic role your book will play in your career  
  1. You’re committed to promoting the book 24/7 for at least two years  

So, are you ready to press play on your dream of writing a book? If so, [schedule a Free Brand Call with Brand Builders Group](http://www.brandbuildersgroup.com). We’re here to help guide you from concept to completion, ensuring your book not only reaches but also resonates with your intended audience. Let’s create something remarkable together! 

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I'm AJ Vaden

I am an entrepreneur, lover of all things creative and very proud boy mom. I am into personal development, spreadsheets and have a weird fascination with taxes. I write and talk on personal branding, entrepreneurship, business and life.  

P.S. I love Jesus, and I talk about my faith a lot. Just know that going in.

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