Writing Obstacles: Objections and Myths to Ignore

26 Aug, 2019 Getting Published

Many new authors quickly discover that one of the hardest aspects about writing a book is simply getting started. In fact, recent polls have estimated that roughly 81% of Americans who want to write a book never follow through. That’s 4 out of 5 people who have an inspiring, fascinating, or wholly unique story but never share it with the world!

There could be endless reasons for why you want to write a book. Maybe it’s to boost your career or business, or just to inspire others. Yet the obstacles that may block you from getting started are more or less the same. Countless myths about the hurdles and setbacks that new authors face abound. And often many people never complete their book because there are so many unanswered questions.

They might think:

How will you find the time to write hundreds of pages?

How do you know how to craft a book from start to finish?

And how in the world do you find a publisher that’s willing to work with you once your book is complete?

It’s these common obstacles that stop new authors in their tracks before they even start.

So before you procrastinate another day, or give up before you even begin, make sure you disregard these common reasons why you shouldn’t write a book. And see them in detail in my own upcoming book, The Power of Authority: How to Get the Revenue, Respect, and Results You Deserve by Authoring a Book.

Five Writing Obstacles to Completing a Book (and Overcoming Them)

#1: Writing an entire book is too hard.

When you start thinking about all the little factors that go into a book, it may seem like an impossible task to put all of these pieces together. You need a solid introduction and beginning, an organized flow of progression, and a clear and satisfying ending.

But in truth, writing a book is a lot like following a recipe. It boils down to knowing the ingredients you’ll need, when and how to add them, and the correct steps that you need to follow.

A partner publisher will go a long way in outlining these steps one by one so you’ll have a clear path to writing your story. And remember that you can also attend a live or online Book Bound event to uncover everything you need to know, and have the confidence to move forward in earnest!

 

#2: Writing a book takes too long

We all have busy lives. And professionals and business owners may be concerned that they simply can’t carve out the time to write hundreds of pages in a short amount of time.

But who says that your book has to be a full-length novel?

If you are writing a book to boost your business and position yourself as the expert in your field or area of expertise, then you don’t need to create a lengthy page-turner. Instead, you can opt to write what I call a “business card book,” which will be easy and efficient to write, but which will also effectively position yourself as a voice of authority. You’ll learn all about the benefits of a business card book in The Power of Authority.

And in the meantime, just keep in mind that a book doesn’t have to be long to be an effective and income-producing tool!

 

#3: Finding a publisher is difficult

Many folks never start writing their story simply because they aren’t sure how to get it published. Self-publishing a book can cause headaches and limited visibility when it comes to finding an audience. Plus, established publishing houses can be difficult to contact and connect with – especially for first-time authors.

But did you know there’s an optimal middle ground?

A partner publisher can help with all of the technical aspects of writing your book, from copyediting to cover design. Plus, they can help ensure that it benefits from the most exposure possible. This is thanks to connections with global bookstores like Amazon and / or BarnesAndNoble.com.

Read more about the benefits of a partner publisher at https://www.michelleprince.com/publishing/, and always remember that when your book is finished, you have a partner to help guide your way to literary success.

 

#4: A book might not make any money

All authors hope that their book will be a financial success, and working with the right partner publisher will certainly help get your book on the physical and virtual shelves.

But did you know that once your book is published, you can parlay your status as an author and a figure of authority into a wealth of new opportunities? From consulting to speaking engagements, being a published author opens a world of new doors!

You’ll be able to explore these options in depth in my upcoming book The Power of Authority, and will find out how to enjoy success that goes miles beyond your basic royalties.

 

#5: No one wants to hear my story

If anyone has ever told you that you should write a book someday, you should listen to them!

You know you have a story that deserves to be shared, so have confidence that your own unique experiences, obstacles, and journey is both distinctive and accessible to readers of all walks of life.

Think about the books you have read and loved. Chances are that the stories themselves were far different than your own, but you nevertheless found a few universal themes that you could relate to. This is the case with every great story, as even though our unique paths are different, our sentiments and broad experiences are the same.

So what are you waiting for?

Don’t be in the majority of people who daydream about writing a book and never follow through. Pick up a copy of the brand new The Power of Authority: How to Get the Revenue, Respect, and Results You Deserve by Authoring a Book. You know you have a story, and your path to literary and career success is just a few simple steps away.

Do you prefer in-person training and collaboration to learn how to author and publish a book? Schedule your visit to meet us in Florida in January 2020 for Book Bound By The Sea. You’ll learn everything you need to become a published author, plus make a new network of authors for ongoing support!

Join the January Book Bound By The Sea Workshop here. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Writing Obstacles: Objections and Myths to Ignore
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Can’t seem to get started on writing your book? Here’s a look at common obstacles new authors face, and how to overcome them!
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