Over the past 24 hours, I've noticed a common thread across different Facebook groups I'm part of. After talking with a couple of people who expressed confusion about next steps, I decided that I'd write a quick post about getting over the hurdle to becoming a published author.
If one of the following scenarios applies to you, continue reading this post. You:
- Have written a book and don't know what to do next
- Want to write a book, but don't know where to start
First, if you've already written the book, congratulations! Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. We can fantasize, romanticize, and visualize what it will be like to have a complete manuscript, but if you don't actually write anything... none of that matters. Once you have a complete first draft, you have something tangible. It will be awful and that's okay! First drafts are meant to be revised, edited, and improved upon. Strive for completion, not perfection.
If you haven't written your book, what's stopping you? Is it time? Is it a lack of ideas? Is it fear? Whatever it is, kick it to the curb. If you've got the vision for your book, you can do it.
In the next few weeks, I will release our first digital course to include topics on:
- Removing the blockage
- Finding your voice
- Going from draft to final
- Preparing to publish
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