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.