Read this hilarious, honest, and insightful piece journalist Corinne Purtill wrote for Salon called "My Book Was A Bad Idea" in which she describes how she set out to write a book, twice, and failed both times.
It's got gems like:
In the years since [taking time off to write a book] , many well-meaning people have asked me, “How’s the book?” This once-innocuous question falls upon my ears today like “How’s your chlamydia?” or “What happened to those lewd conduct charges against you?”
My spirit animal has been kicked in the nuts.
Frankly, I think she should write a book. I'd read it.