Maybe you’ve heard yourself saying to others, or even thinking to yourself, “I really should write a book.” There’s likely a reason. Whether you know your business information will help thousands of people, your memoir will entertain and inspire readers, or your romance novel will make women swoon over your hero, there’s a reason to listen to that quiet voice nagging you to publish your story.

If you’ve been afraid that you won’t have time, the money or the discipline to write a book, don’t let that stop you. It’s easier than you think, and it can be accomplished with a reasonable budget. Sure, it takes time, talent, and some organizational skills, but the effort will be worth the reward. And if you need help, either from start to finish or with various pieces of the process, lots of professionals will be happy to assist you.

So, since this is the start of a New Year, I’m going to challenge you to add “Write my book” to the rest of your goals for 2012. And if you’ve already written your book but sales aren’t what you’d like them to be, it’s not too late to step up your marketing efforts too. Each year, each week, each day can be a brand new start!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”-Little Gidding II