Publishing 101-Phase 2
[Your Manuscript] Conclusion
Publishing is hard work–and the writing is only the beginning of it!
Sure you can publish quick and easy, but your book will look like it was quickly and cheaply made.
Sure you can pound out a book and distribute it for sale in a weekend, but your book will look like it was rushed.
I encourage you to put your best effort into this process–every bit of it.
Yes, some days it’s hard to write.
Yes, it is scary to tell people you are an author.
Yes, learning new technology is challenging.
But you can do it!
The success of your dream to be a published author depends wholly on the time and effort you are willing to put into it.
Other people may be excited for you. We may even help you. But no one will be as passionate about your book as you are. So it’s imperative that you are the one who shares that passion to help create excitement among your readers.
Today I encourage you to gather a team of cheerleaders–people who will help you see the great things you are doing, and then celebrate them with you. (This is often what a coach does, by the way.)
Your cheerleaders will be a big part of the next steps in publishing your book; they will also be a big part of your success.
Your Turn: Who will you ask to be your cheerleaders? Share their first names in the comments below for some accountability!
Our next Publishing 101 Section will be looking at the actual process of turning your manuscript into a book. We will look at design, layout options and those little elements that can make a big difference for you!
See you next week!