There’s something about September that’s filled with promise and fresh energy. Summer is drawing to a close, new terms are beginning, the weather is still balmy and the evenings cool and crisp and mellow. It’s a beautiful time of year. Where I live, in the New Forest, the purple heather is out, the foals are venturing further from their mothers and the landscape is rich with the promise of autumn fruitfulness.
For me, September is the real New Year.
Unlike the gloomy days of January, it’s an uplifting and inspiring time. We’re refreshed after the summer and raring to go. It’s a time for freshly sharpened pencils and notebooks with invitingly clean, blank pages. In September I clear out my workspace, buy a dozen new pens and look forward to working with new and interesting people on books that they – and I – hope will make a difference and will inform, entertain and inspire others.
September is the perfect time to clear out the old and bring in the new, to act on ideas that have been floating around, on projects that need dusting off and on possibilities you’ve been putting off. All too often writing your book falls into this category. You want to do it, you mean to do it, you have the ideas, but you haven’t quite got around to it yet.
Now is the time to begin making your book a reality.
Whether it’s a memoir inspired by spending time with family over the summer, the story of a time in your life that has a powerful significance, a book that will record the history of a business you are proud of or a message you want to put out to the world, there’s no better time to begin than now.
Don’t know where to start? Not enough time to get it going?
Contact one of our united ghostwriters. Because we don’t just help with the writing. We encourage, advise, give information and help cut through the myriad thoughts and ideas you have to find the diamond at the centre. And then we help to shape and craft it, to give it focus and make it readable, enjoyable and satisfying – in other words to create a book that you can be proud of.
Caro Handley has ghostwritten and edited over 50 books, including memoirs and business books and histories.