It’s the question that most people sort of ask me when they find out that I have written a novel. I say, “sort of,” because they don’t exactly come out and ask, “Should I write a book?” They usually tell me that they have written something that’s still unfinished/unpublished or they tell me their ideas for a novel they want to write.
At first, this puzzled me. I wondered if they were asking me if I thought their idea for a story was a good one or that maybe they were seeking advice on the topic of writing in general, but I’m beginning to think that what they are really asking boils down to one simple question: “Do you think I should write a book?”
The short answer to your question is: yes, you should absolutely write a book.
I will go you one further and say, “I give you my permission to write a book.”
I am not being sarcastic or condescending. I am giving you my permission to write a book because I, too, sought permission to write. I needed someone to say, “Yes, you should write a book.” (That came from my husband, Tom, after I badgered him for months by asking him if he thought I should do it.) There is something magical in two people agreeing to a certain premise—a power in the assent.
So, I am telling you now: yes, you should write a book. Now go do it.
When you are finished, after you have rewritten it a thousand times, polished it, shed some tears over it, maybe you’ll come to the same conclusion that I have. You’re a writer…and you don’t need anyone’s permission to do what you love.
Here’s the proof:
I’m working to format Intuition to an eBook, not only for Amazon’s Kindle, but also for Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Apple’s iPad/ iBooks. I will announce when the eBook is available for purchase. The ETA on the eBook for Kindle (through Amazon) is about 2 to 3 weeks (so they tell me).
to download it in any of the following formats:
Kindle (Mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps)
Epub (Apple, iPad, iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others)
PDF (good for reading on PC)
RTF (readable on most word processors)
LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers)
Palm Doc (PDB) (for palm reading devices)
And Plain Text downloads.
**Inescapable should be available for purchase directly on Barnes & Noble’s website and on Apple’s website within a week or so. You can get a copy now at Smashwords.com.
Let me know when your novel is ready. I'd love to read it. :)