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.