Why So Many Writers Feel Frustration About Publication

Why So Many Writers Feel Frustration About Publication

Why So Many Writers Feel Frustration About Publication  

Many writers I talk to every single week tell me about their frustrations in writing and publishing. These writers are trying a lot of things to move their writing and publishing cycle forward: going to conferences, reading books, attending class, trying out free writing groups, and more.

Yes, they are active and involved, but nothing is happening when it comes to their writing and getting published. 

Writers get stuck in this cycle of doing things without experiencing any new results in their writing career.

Why do many writers stay at this point? They’re staying in their fear, ironically, of getting their project done. Once the project is done, they feel that what happens then will be out of their control. They ask themselves “What if people don’t like my book?” “What if no one reads my book?” and “What if everybody loves my book?”

There is a fear of both failure and success. 

Here at the Writing Gym, we have seen it all. And a lot of things boil down to fear. This is exactly why we deal with writers as a whole person, not just as writers. We want to support you, get you through your fear, and give you the confidence and skillset to write and finish numerous books. 

What does this look like?

Let me tell you about Lynn, who graduated from our programs. She had been in one of those free writing groups for a number of years. These groups are good, as they foster a sense of togetherness in being part of a group that are going through similar writing processes. 

But Lynn told me, “I would not have [completed my manuscript] if I had not worked with you. Even though it has taken a year, I hate to think about where I’d be otherwise.” 

How did Lynn get to the point where she had completed her manuscript?

First of all, she had the courage to step into being a writer. She affirmed that she wanted to be a writer and she was going to put in the work to become a successful one. The second step was she chose a program that have proven to give results. Lynn has now finished her book with her guidance and is in the process with us at Date with the Muse of getting her publishing contract. 

If you’re tired of getting the same old things and getting the same old results, you can talk to my team about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how we can get there. Step into that courage and be the very best writer you can be. 

Are You Letting Fear Get In The Way Of Your Publishing Dream?

Are You Letting Fear Get In The Way Of Your Publishing Dream?

Are You Letting Fear Get In The Way Of Your Publishing Dreams?

Here at Date with the Muse, I do numerous calls called “Clarity Calls” with my clients, in which we talk about where they are, where they’d like to be, and how they can get there.

For the first time ever, someone hung up on me during a call when we got to the solution for their writing problem: seeing the book as a difficult task to complete. This person was feeling insecure about the quality of his book, what he should write next, and more– all fears I hear from writers frequently. Once we got to the point of the call where we were talking about solutions to his writing problem, he hung up the phone.

If you’ve tried to book a call with me, there’s usually a wait time of three to four weeks before the actual call. This call was at 9 pm, a time frame outside of when I usually talk with people, but I held on to this meeting because I really am eager to help writers talk through their writing problems.

Writers are normal people, and they have all the fears many people have: “Are people going to like it?” “What happens if people like it too much?” “Can I really put my message out there?”“Is my dialogue any good?”

However, the writers in our Writing Gym programs are all overcoming their fears and have been finishing books in eight weeks or less!

They are overcoming their fears every day, and finishing their books–publishable books. Here at the Writing Gym, we keep in mind the publishing and craft standards that make great books that place well in the market. As you all know, I spend time with industry professionals every single day so that writers’ can get the latest up to date information.

In the last year, as many of you may have seen on Write to Publish, the Writing Gym’s work–my work– has been featured on Writer’s Digest, on a PBS show called Creative Living with Sheryl Borden, radio shows, podcasts, blogs, and more.

Why do we get so many features? Because we get results.

We help you finish, publish, and sell your books.

Here are the real questions for you:

Are you going to keep letting fear get in the way of your publishing dream?

Or are you ready to step into courage and allow yourself to have the support you need to get over your fear, get into the right relationship with your inner critic, and finally write that book?

I don’t want to get too personal, but one of my business acquaintances told me he wanted to write a book. He wanted to leave a legacy to his kids, something that can tell them about his life’s work. He wasn’t ready then, and asked if we could touch base again in January.

I said absolutely.

But he couldn’t publish his book. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and he died. Before January ever rolled around, he died with his book inside of him. This event was one of the worst things that happened to me–to watch someone die without getting their story out. I don’t want this to happen to any of you. So if you are ready to get that book out of you and get real results, let’s chat.

I open time in my calendar every week to speak with people. But this isn’t for everyone–this is for people who are tired and frustrated with having a half-finished project in their life.  

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