Should I write a book?

I have a constant backlog of writing that I want to do. It never really ends. Right now, it sits at well over 15 posts. I often write down an idea for a post and re-visit it later. When I am ready to flush it out more, I make some notes before I revisit it again to start writing. I’m not the speediest at coming up with ideas, so it’s a good thing I only release an average of one or two posts every month. Otherwise, I would probably run out of material in a few months.

But I digress.

This post is essentially me talking out loud, as I flirt with the idea of writing a book. A friend suggested this to me the other day. It’s not the first time someone suggested it; not that I get this compliment often, far from it really. But I have thought about it, and maybe I should.

I write posts here, both for myself and for others to read. I don’t write because I think the thoughts are perfect or right, but because writing helps me provoke thought in my life and often, in other people’s lives.

Writing is a fun hobby for me. I find it relaxing and enjoyable. It exercises creativity that is different from development. However, writing a book, even a short one, is a lot of work and like all things, I am only going to do it if I can commit to completing it.

What would I write about?

What do you enjoy reading of mine?

And at the end of the day, would you read it?

I don’t have a huge audience or following, so I guess the question is, am I writing it for an audience or myself? I already enjoy the process of writing, so writing is always personal to me. I think if I wrote a story, I would cater it towards something that is relatable in people’s lives.

What do you think?

-TUS

Don’t miss a post by following on the right hand side of the blog or via Twitter @chestertus

Share your thoughts