Fear Factor: Why You’re Afraid to Publish a Book

F-E-A-R. It’s a part of life – although it’s not the most encouraging part. Most people run from the things they fear while a few brave hearts run toward it.

This post won’t apply to everyone but it will apply to more people than you could imagine. The #1 reason you haven’t published a book may very well be because of FEAR.
Fear can be paralyzing. And for far too many people, it has become the hindrance to the next bestseller.
So what’s so fearful about publishing? Well, you might be afraid of:
  • Getting out there (you fear there’s too much competition)
  • Being compared with other authors
  • Your writing won’t be good enough
  • Getting started
  • Getting started but not finishing
  • Being ridiculed by family, friends or co-workers
  • Your lack of education
  • Not knowing where to start
  • Not being tech-savvy
  • Not finding support
These are just a few of the many fear factors  that may be holding up your bestseller. Over the next few weeks, we’ll discuss these debilitating factors and provide you with easy strategies for overcoming the “fear of trying.” Before you know it you’ll be on your way to a completed manuscript and the joy of publishing.
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