New Year, New You

This is not the 2020 any of us thought we were getting. It was filled with setbacks and heartache, complete changes to how we live and work.

And yet there’s a lot to be grateful for, too. Perhaps one thing you haven’t considered is how 2020 has made you a better writer. You might look down at your creative goals for this year and see more dreams than accomplishments. We’ve stewarded multiple clients through finishing books while they took on new duties at home like virtual school or their entire list of speaking engagements being canceled.

And yet, this is actually how it always goes. Maybe not in scope or collectively, but there are always going to be hurdles and cancellations, both minor and major. You see, writing a book means throwing caution to the wind. You are inviting obstacles to distract you, for life to give you hurdles. You might not be asked to virtual school a junior in high school, but you might be given another task that’s going to take time away from writing your book.

“There isn’t a welcome mat big enough for 2021.”

Perhaps we can be so bold as to suggest that 2020 can actually teach us a lot about what it means to pursue writing and publishing your work. We tell all of our authors that this publishing journey is a lot like climbing a mountain.

On the publishing journey, you will face setbacks. The writing will struggle to come together as the deadline looms. The proposal you’ve been working on will have to wait while you help fix another issue for someone else. You will enjoy moments of inspiration and celebration, and everything in-between. What 2020 is trying to teach us is: things we cannot control are going to happen. How you respond to them is what is going to make the difference in your writing career.

If you can navigate 2020, what else can you do?

Take Action: Coming Soon!!!

If you’re among those who didn’t write your book in 2020, next year is YOUR year.  2021 is the time for you to finally write that book! We’ve got a FREE webinar coming up in January to give you exactly what you need to jump-start the process. Stay tuned for details about So You Want to Write a Book: 5 Essential Dos and Don’ts to Getting Your Book Published.



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