Why books get written

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“I want to write a book.”

“I want to leave a mark.”

And the people who get serious about the idea write the book, and they leave a mark.

These pages are the mark. They say for now and ever, “This is who I was and what I had to say. This is what I saw and what I think it meant.”

“These were my struggles, which may resemble your struggles, and how they affected me and how I tried to overcome them, and I write them down so that you may recognize yourself and find help in overcoming yours.”

I suppose you have to have unmitigated ego to believe you have something important to say that might help make life a little easier for the people who happen to bump into your words. Or maybe you just have to care enough to try to help other people.

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