… you think you’ve thought of a compelling subject for your first book. You sit on it for a while, thinking “oh this is silly, I can’t write a book”. Or “if that idea is any good, it will have been done before”.
After a few weeks you think “maybe I could write that book. I could interview those people I am soon to meet and ask Andrew Denton-calibre questions to draw out their unique stories. I could also reveal my innermost feelings and hope that other people can relate and find comfort in them. I could read similar works done by authors I admire and emulate them. I could write and then re-write so many times that William Zinsser would be proud”.
You pluck up the courage to do a web-search on the topic.
And you discover… it’s already been done. The title is even similar to the kick-ass one you thought of.