This week’s question is from Danielle: “I have been saying for the last couple of years that I should write a humorous book about my divorce. I pick it up every now and then, but right now I’m going through a bit of writer’s block. I am wondering if I put in the effort to finish it, will I actually make any money off it? If not, maybe I won’t push so hard to finish it.”
Strength – 5 of Cups – 5 of Pentacles
More than anything else for this situation, I can see in the Strength card that writing this book has probably been a therapeutic experience for you, Danielle. You’re getting something out of the writing, but it might not go in the direction you intended – at least in terms of making big profits from it. So this book has value to you in ways that go beyond the realms of the material. And if you are writing in a way that can help other divorced women get through that 5 of Cups pain and sense of loss . . . it’s something that actually can help some women find the goodness that still exists in their lives and move on to cross new bridges in their lives, as you have done.
However, when it comes to making money from your book, the 5 of Pentacles doesn’t indicate big profits coming your way for this effort, especially if you are a new writer. If writing is something you are seriously interested in, however, that first book always needs to get written.
As you write this book, a lot of painful memories may also surface again. The art of writing in itself can bring healing and closure. And I rather like the humorous twist you are putting on a depressing situation – something to help you and others find that hope still exists, despite the challenges of a real life marriage and divorce story.
Decide who you are writing this book for. Did you subconsciously start writing it as a project for yourself to find healing and closure? Or were your original intentions to write a book with the purpose to earn money? I don’t see much, if any, money coming from this particular project. But I do see the therapeutic value it has if you decide to finish it. Completing this book may be the kind of closure that you need to really get on with things in a way that you haven’t been able to do before. Even though it probably won’t hit the best seller list if you publish it, there can be other enriching rewards that go with the completion – and the closure – involved in this particular writing. If anything, do it for yourself more than anyone or anything else.
Best Wishes and Many Blessings!
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