20 ways getting your book out there is #worthit

Writing can be a thankless and lonely profession at times. I’ve compiled a list of 20 reasons writing and publishing your book is worth all the trouble. Hopefully this list will help keep you motivated while slogging through that first draft or working on your edits and re-writes.

  1. You come across one of your books on a store or library bookshelf3f28e7fed7e49a2b07ba99c488cfc022
  2. Someone asks you to sign your book
  3. You flip through your book and remember ‘that part’
  4. Re-reading your own book years later
  5. A praise-filled review
  6. A constructive review
  7. Being able to talk about your world and everything in it with someone outside of your own head.
  8. Seeing it in print for the first time.
  9. Designing the cover
  10. Seeing the artist produce the cover of your dreams
  11. Seeing your name on the cover191456-Its-A-Long-Road-But-Its-Worth-It
  12. Finishing the first draft
  13. Finishing the last set of edits
  14. The ‘state of flow’ you get into when you lose yourself in the process
  15. How clever you feel when you come up with ‘a twist’!
  16. When someone tells you they are reading or have read your book.
  17. Google searching your name and finding all the book-related listings
  18. Just getting to call yourself an Author.
  19. Every sale.
  20. Your first royalty check, even if it’s not going to pay the bills.

What reasons do you have that make writing and publishing worth it? Let me know in the comments below!

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