Do something special – write a book!

Did you know that 81 percent of Americans feel that they have book in them, according to a recent survey published in The New York Times?

And how many of them actually write a book? If they all did, out of 320 million Americans, then 259,200,000 would. While sometimes the number of titles in your genre suggest that all 259.2 million people actually did, obviously that’s not the case.

Indeed, that’s why so many people are in awe when you say you’re a writing a book. You’re doing something so many of them wish they could. Yes, you know the latest paragraph in your book needs some major revising, but at least you’ve written a paragraph rather than just thought about it.

Now if you want to do something really noteworthy, actually finish that book. Only 3 out of every 100 people who start writing a book complete it, according to the blog Utterances of an Overcrowded Mind.

And if you really want to do something absolutely rare, actually publish the book you’ve finished. Only 1 in 5 people who complete their writing go on to publish it. In short, for every 1000 who start a book, only 30 will complete it…and of that 30, only six will publish.

Be unique and stand out by doing something almost everyone wishes they could do but don’t – finish writing and then publish your book!


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.