When I tell people I’m a writer, sometimes they say “I want to write a book one day, and I will, when I’m ready. ”
Here’s the thing, though: it’s unlikely that you’ll ever feel “ready”.
The only folk I have met who felt ready to write had two things in common:
- they wanted to write a memoir
- they were overweening narcissists
Now just so it’s been said:
If you wait until you feel ready you might end up like me, a dummy who took 12 years to write a novel. Don’t be a dummy.
So even if you choose to disregard everything else I say, consider this:
You are mortal. As you are dying, do you want to regret all the books you didn’t write?