The central message could become the theme of an entire lifetime of books written by an author or could be the core of only one.
So, here's some points about "central message"
- it resides in your heart rather than brain
- you talk about the message beyond the idea of writing a book
- it represents something in your personal philosophy
- you feel excited when you think about it
- it is what is behind your purpose, the book's purpose, the title, etc.
- "central message" wakes you in the middle of the night with a new thought or sentence
I feel the same way with this blog - my central message is to encourage readers like yourself to put aside their fears and write it anyway. There are incredible opportunities in this golden age of writing and I absolutely believe that you can create the book you have dreamed about. In other words, it is about much more than step-by-step instructions, details and technicalities - "central message" represents an emotional touch point that the author/creator wants to share with people around him.
It is the starting point of any book that seeks to rise above the crowd. You will know it is your central message if it creates an emotional response when you say it.