People don’t use typewriters anymore. That statement may be commonly believed, but it’s actually not true. If at least two people use them, people do use typewriters. I just read an article about a man who uses typewriters to literally type out portraits, and sent one to Tom Hanks. Hanks, a typewriter enthusiast which regularly types out thank you notes, typed back. People do use typewriters.
Similarly, many people believe the following phrase, I can’t write a book. If one person has written a book then, just like you, one person who can write a book. If they can, you can too. I know, I’ve written over thirty on Amazon.
Like you, I used to think I couldn’t. Most people don’t realize how many times I tried, before writing my first book. Or the number that I attempted between my first and second book. The first time, I was able to accomplish it because there was a cause attached to it, which was bigger than myself.
I had also had a lot of practice in the attempts over the years, so nothing was wasted. The second book was also tied to something bigger than myself. That’s important, because it gave me a goal that was larger than my reasons to stop.
I say reasons because, some people have legitimate obstacles. At times we may make excuses, but we also face real challenges. I learned that the real challenges can be overcome. For example, a number of books were written when our son was an infant. His Mother and I both took turns during the night, and we got very little sleep, but the books still were written.
I learned that if other people could write books, and if people with busy lives could write books, so could I. As a result, I’ve written over thirty books, and I am actively working on more. It is possible, people do write books. Some probably still type them out, after all people do use typewriters.