#MicroblogMondays 50: The Secret Book
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The New York Times ran a story about a guy who gets paid to write books that will never be published. He is hired by families looking to have a memoir written to preserve their family history. So no accolades, no fame, no royalties — just working on a long piece of work that will only be read by a few individuals… if any. It’s totally possible that the author will do all that work, and the final book will be put in a box in someone’s attic, never to be read.
Oh, and the books are all confidential, so the author also can’t leak any of the juicy details of their client’s life.
It was a fun question to consider: Would you dedicate years working intensely on a book that would — without a doubt — never be published? Or do you need to have, at least, the hope of publication to have the energy to work on the project day in and day out?
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