If you are considering writing a book, one of the most important questions you should ask yourself is: “What is my goal for writing this book?” While making money off of your work is important, it should not be your only goal for writing a book.
Setting a book-writing goal is the step that most new authors seem to skip. Without establishing a goal, it may be difficult for you to stay focused and motivated to continue writing your book.
A book-writing goal can be personal (“because I want to be able to say ‘I wrote a book!’”) or it can be all business (“because I want to give it to my clients at my next live event”). Sometimes authors dream of being on the New York Times’ Best Sellers’ list. Or you might want to pen your memoirs only for your family members.