Write Your Book This New Year

By: Mary Anna Rodabaugh in Book Writing and Editing
on January 4th, 2022

As the holidays come and go in a flurry, the New Year is upon us. Thoughts of resolutions, new adventures, and a clean slate come to mind. As you make a list of everything you want to accomplish in the coming year, why not consider putting Write a book at the top of that list? Now is as good a time as any to tell your story and share it with the world.

New Year, New Mindset

It is no secret that there is something magical about the New Year. Starting the counter back at one feels satisfying. A reset, if you will. Granted, you can reset aspects of your life on any day of the year, but the sense of camaraderie in doing so at the beginning of the year helps push you along. With each New Year, we can usher in a brand-new mindset. We can vow to break old habits and destroy negative patterns of thinking. Change is in the air.

“What does this have to do with book writing?” you may ask. Well, many authors are scared to start writing their books because fear, doubt, and limiting self-beliefs creep in. They ask questions like “Who will want to read my book?” or “Is my story good enough? Does it matter?” Harnessing the power of the fresh, clean-slate mindset of the New Year is exactly what you need to put words on the first page and begin writing your book.

“You have a story inside of you that is just waiting to be told. Make your impact on the world today and commit to telling it.”

A Clear Path to Book Writing Milestones

Another beautiful aspect of the New Year is that it is entirely predictable. The first major holiday after New Year’s Day is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, followed by Presidents' Day. These holidays may provide time off from school or work, but they are not traditionally a time for major family gatherings. With the end-of-year holiday bustle behind you, the New Year is a great starting point for mapping out an outline and milestones for your book. You can even set a goal as to how many months you want to spend writing.

The New Year is like a blank page. And starting with the first page is logical, so it only makes sense to start writing your book on the first day of the New Year.

A Time for Reflection

Many people enjoy making vision boards or bucket lists at the start of the New Year. This is a time for reflecting on where you have been in life and where you wish to go. Take a look at your own life. What lessons do you want to pass down to future generations? What mark do you want to leave on this world?

Tell your story!

When writing a book, you should always keep your audience in mind. What is in it for them? Another question you can ask yourself at the start of the year is Why does my target audience need this book now? The answer may surprise and delight you.

Getting Started Writing Your Book

You do not have to begin this momentous journey alone. As is often the case with New Year’s resolutions and goals, it can be easy to lose steam come March or April. Consider bringing on a book writing accountability partner, such as a writing coach, to hold you to your deadlines and keep you motivated every step of the way.

You have a story inside of you that is just waiting to be told. Make your impact on the world today and commit to telling it. After all, this could be your best year yet.