But… the reality is that only about 2% of that 80% turn their idea into writing.
Even with a great idea to get you started, writing a book is no simple task. It takes long hours and dedication to pull through from start to finish, potentially spread over years, and that’s before considering any refining, editing, and research that might be required.
I could go on forever about why writing a book is tough work—but in short, writing a book is a task that most people today—even with the technology and information available—simply don’t have the time to pursue.
And really, that’s okay. We’ve all got our priorities, be that work, family, or the hobbies that we truly enjoy.
But it’s still important to remember that the stories you want—or wanted—to tell still have inherent value. That everything you’ve experienced and each of your ideas still has the potential to turn into something amazing.
All stories are worthy of being told.
Some people will tell you the opposite—that few experiences and ideas make good stories—and they’re correct, to a point. We’ve all told those stories that sounded awesome and hilarious in our heads but fell flat when we shared them.
Truth be told, most of our lives are unexciting; we repeat the same processes almost every day, and only sometimes do we deviate. And we don’t usually get to choose when things become interesting, either—it’s the situations we’re forced into that create the best stories.