Publishing your first book is nothing short of miraculous. After all, how many people have you heard say they are writing a book? Yes, many folks out there claim to be writing a book, but very few actually finish it. Even fewer people publish one.
Traditionally, getting published is considered the epitome of a writer’s efforts. Getting signed by a publisher is the ultimate validation any writer could ask for. However, getting signed to a book deal is no easy task. That’s why many aspiring writers have chosen to go the self-publishing route. Self-publishing allows authors to get their message out to the world without having to depend on a book agent’s approval. In this article, we are going to look at three reasons why your first book is the most important one.
- It’s a Milestone
Regardless of how long it takes you to write and edit your first book, publishing it is a tremendous milestone. Just getting your book out there validates everything you’ve worked so hard to accomplish. Getting that first book finished and published is a major accomplishment. Very few people ever get around to start writing a book let alone finish it. Thus, getting your first book out there is a significant milestone.
- It’s a Valuable Experience
Going through the entire process of writing, editing, and publishing a book is a valuable experience. You need to go through the entire process before you can think of writing the one. Sadly, lots of folks plan two, three, four, or more books, but can’t even get through the first one. That’s why writing the first book and getting it out there is such a valuable experience. As such, it’s worth taking notes so that future iterations can be smooth and uncomplicated.
- It May Be the Only One
Some folks claim they have many books in them. While that may be true, it’s often the case that only one ever sees the light of day. Therefore, your first book may be the only one you write. So, it will certainly be the most important one. If that’s the case, then it’s best to make it count. After all, your book will become a part of your legacy. So, it pays to make sure that it is a fruitful labor of love. Generations to come will be reminded of how much you contributed to the world.
There is no question that writing a book is no easy task. That’s why it ought to be a labor of love. When you pour your passion into your books, you will find that they resonate with others around you. While not everyone will like what you write, your content will resonate with your target audience. As a result, you’ll have the chance to contribute to the world in a truly meaningful way.