What Gets in the Way of Publishing?
When it comes to what gets in the way of finishing and of publishing that book, I think you’re going to be surprised by what I say. There are people out there working to finish and publish a book, and they think it’s going to be easy. However, it is a complicated process.
So, what gets in the way of people publishing?
Many writers want to live the “author lifestyle,” so they ask me: “How can I get published?” “How do I do that” “What is the secret?” They often want a magic pill, to do one thing to get their novel published.
In the end, what happens is they go through a cycle of submissions, and they experience a lot of rejection that doesn’t feel good. So, they stop and give up. They feel frustrated, and unsure of what to do next. It’s a terrible situation to be in, so rather than finding a real solution, they fall back on writing.
It sounds good, because writers should write. And it is.
Rather than go through the experience of rejection, and learning how not to be rejected by having the right submission and working with someone, they go back to only writing.
The “only” is important here. They use that writing as a crutch, because all they’re doing is writing. It feels like they’re doing something- they’re busy, producing pages, writing words, things are happening.
However, they’re not putting it out there into the world.
The act of writing in and of itself will not get you published. Using writing as a crutch is a big problem. That is why the writers in the Writing Gym are not only writing everyday, but they are also getting the right information on how to submit that manuscript, and many other important steps that can lead to getting published.
Many writers miss these important steps. They don’t have the right materials or the right connections. What we do over in the Writing Gym gets writers those connections and the right information so that they can be successful and publish. It’s common for writers in our Facebook group to get requests for full manuscripts from publishers.
Imagine what it would feel like to have the right tools, the right knowledge, and the right support to get a “yes” in less than an hour. If you’re serious about becoming an author and living the author lifestyle, and you’re ready to stop doing what isn’t working and start doing the things that do work, book a call now.