My business coach wrote this nice thing about me on LinkedIn. She is not a client (full disclosure), but she wanted to give me a little love and of course I appreciated it!
I am sharing it with you because of the sentence near the bottom.
“It is very emotional to put your words out there in a permanent way…”
It IS EMOTIONAL! Damn right. I see clients go through the wringer on their way between writing and publishing.
I know how they feel. I feel so vulnerable whenever I publish.
The only difference is practice. I’m used to the emotional roller coaster because I practice by publishing online.
I’m like someone who takes a weekly injection. Does the needle still sting? Yep. But after a while, I’ve learned what to expect and so the sting is a sting, but not a shock.
When you go from never publishing to writing a book, you can be dang sure you’re gonna be clenching those butt cheeks!
You’re supposed to.
You wouldn’t be writing anything worth writing if you didn’t get this accompanying feeling.
You are normal. That’s all!
PS: If you want some help to bridge the gap between “I haven’t written in years” and “I’m starting a book!” may I recommend my own book, Be About Something?
It helps you clarify your Big Idea and some of the self-imposed obstacles that stop you from writing about it. Be About Something comes with weekly writing time with me, and a free meeting.