I was at a conference once listening to the speaker talk about the different kinds of speakers and I remember the impact of what she was saying in my system...
There is the technical speaker- coming from a purely teaching standpoint.
There is the informational speaker - teaching with some story, not quite as in-depth as a technical speaker but people are taking notes.
There is the motivational speaker - you feel the endorphins coursing through your system ready to conquer the world when you leave, but the results are temporary and fade.
Then there is the transformational speaker - the talk that literally changes how you see the world forever.
This translates so brilliantly into authorship...and you get to decide what you want to be. I left that talk not with anymore desire to speak on stage, but with the knowing that everything I did, I wanted to be at that highest level of transformation, not just writing a book but writing a book that changes people.
Don't write the safe book.
Write the book that makes your heart beat faster and has your soul quivering with desire.
Write the book you can't not write.
Write the book that is a portal to transformation, not just information.
The world has enough information. What is doesn't have enough of is messengers who will take that information and deliver it in such a way that the reader will never be the same after they put your book down.