Are these the reasons you haven’t been able to finish writing your book?

The easiest thing to manufacture in the world are excuses. It requires no capital or heavy machinery to produce. At the speed of a thought and the snap of your fingers, you’d immediately find one when asked why you’ve failed to do something.

We all give excuses.

But should that always be the case?

Not at all.

When it comes to birthing your book, you can’t afford to keep giving excuses.

When I was 16 going on 17, I began reading success and motivational literature and also listening to inspired messages. My mind seemed to open up during that season of my life. My imagination was ignited and I began penning down some of my thoughts in a Higher Education note book. My book was going to be born after all.

I was on the way to becoming an author at 17, or so I thought.

I never got to finish that book till date (I will in time). I stopped at chapter 4 out 5. Today, I’ve written over 7 books personally and scores for others.

Now, I want to share why you’ve not written your book yet…

1. You’re comparing your work with others:

If you’ve decided to write a book or to make a living writing, it means you must have read a number of books or perhaps even have a personal library. Right? So, you must have read from the best of authors and thought to write like them.

Now, when you read your own manuscript, you feel you cannot match up to the greats.

Why put yourself through that torture? Great writers and best-selling books were not written by one person but a team and a solid publishing company behind them.

You may have to close your eyes, shelf those awesome books and dream of the time your books can sit comfortably on the same shelves with them. But first, you have to start writing.

Don’t feel intimidated. Get inspired by the exploit of others.

In writing your book, the destination is more important than the journey there. Write to finish, then edit to perfection.

2. You’re aiming for perfection at first draft:

Do you know what I do when I write (either for myself or my clients)? I settle in my mind as I type, “This is my best piece yet.” Have a mindset that this is your own masterpiece. After all, masterpieces are simply “Pieces” molded together by a “Master” (Master includes you and those you bring on your team).

Just write as passionately as you can. Don’t mind the errors along the way.

In writing your book, the destination is more important than the journey there. Write to finish, then edit to perfection.

3. You’re worried about how to get money to publish

I was stuck here for years and many people are as well. Don’t get it twisted.

We just began to publish print books at Heart2World Publishing and it’s not neck breaking. There are different standard of quality you can pick from to suit your budget.

You can raise funds from family and friends, personal savings or getting a publishing deal.

The best time to start marketing your book is when you start writing it. You’ve got to start talking about it.

4. You’re worried about who would buy from you

Why write when no one will buy or as much borrow your book? It’s painful when books die on bookshelves or have to be freely given to people since the author can’t sell them.

“So much for sleepless nights” you’d say. It can be changed.

The best time to start marketing your book is when you start writing it. You’ve got to start talking about it. There’d be a boiling point where people will begin to anticipate and thirst for your book.

There are multiple options today. Amazon Kindle Select, Kindle Unlimited, or building your own author platform.

Are you still stuck?

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Oluwatobi has been a creative writer for over 8 years running. Over the years, he has tapped into the value chain in writing and now provides services as an editor, proofreader, and an online publishing consultant. He serves international clients through Upwork and local clients via his online publishing solutions firm.

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