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Why You Can't Write A Book

Updated: Nov 1, 2022




1. Lack of time


The most common reason people give for not writing a book is time. They say they don't have enough hours in the day to commit themselves fully, and that it would take up all of their energy as well- leaving little left over just so you could finish what's been started on this long project If only there was some clever way around having less work days.


2. Fear of failure


The fear of failure is a common reason why many people do not write books. The thought process goes something like this, "I'm not sure if I will be able to complete my book and even worse what the outcome may look like." This can largely stem from our anxiety for how things might turn out in terms or completion as well being afraid that we won't meet expectations on some level which would make an audience disappointed with us despite achieving one's goal at hand all while knowing full-well such fears are irrational because who knows where you'll end up!


3. Lack of knowledge or experience


Lack of knowledge or experience are two common reasons why people don't write books. If you're lacking in the former, it's not surprising that your first attempt will be a failure because there is so much to learn and understand before ever getting started on writing anything down! When faced with this challenge though - all hope may not yet seem lost; as long as we know what our limitations can potentially become (and work within them) then eventually success will follow suit through hard work alone


4. Not knowing where to start


The problem with not knowing where to start is that it's hard for you get started. It sounds frustrating, doesn't it? The first step in any project - whether they are big things like houses or small tasks such as writing an essay- always has three parts: planning out what needs done; getting ready (i mean physically) so one can do their job effectively and finally taking action! If there were no other obstacles on your journey then this last part would be easy but when we're talking about creative projects like books people often find themselves stuck because of lackadaisical attitudes towards completing them .


5. Procrastination


The procrastinating author is often lost in their own thoughts, but there are some other reasons that might be holding you back from writing. For starters it can feel daunting to take the first step and start any project or task at all let alone one as ambitious as a book! Many people struggle with making decisions for themselves which leads them down an endless rabbit hole of never getting anything done because they continuously put off starting until tomorrow when hopefully things will seem less stressful again (and possibly even easier).



6. Perfectionism


The “perfectionist” is a person who can't let go of their negative thoughts and feelings about themselves. They seek 100% accuracy in all areas, which creates huge burdens on them emotionally as well physically because they feel like failures when there's always something else that needs fixing or changing . These individuals often have very low self-esteem due to how critical you are towards everything around yourself - even people who don’t mean any harm may cause this type anger issues through triggers suchs remarking "you're fat!" at an unexpected moment during dinner; these events tend not only make us overthink but also bring up old memories where we felt criticized without having anywhere near enough courage.



Although it may seem difficult to believe, you cannot write a book. The process of writing a book is one that requires the collaboration of many different people and the passage of time. It takes more than just putting words on paper (or pixels on a screen). So don’t be discouraged if your manuscript isn’t perfect – it never will be. Keep working at it, and eventually, you will have something that can be published and enjoyed by others.


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