“Your book is coming out next spring!”
This is one of the sweetest missives a writer can receive. Especially those of us who always knew – who hoped – we’d one day write a book. When you feel called to tell your story, it feels awful to imagine getting to the end of your life and being filled with regret that you never got around to actually doing it.
A book is not unlike a child, in that it lives on after you as a unique legacy. Your story, on the printed page or screen. Alive forever, out there and of service to others. Your book may go out of print, but it will never cease to be. And it will change your life. The act of writing and publishing your book allows you to grow into the next version of yourself, personally and professionally. We are never the same after writing and publishing our work.
If you’ve always wanted to write a book, you know what we mean. And it kills us that you’re putting it off. Because we used to be where you are, and we know how very little actually stands between you and the life you yearn for. It feels big and immovable, but it isn’t. The life you want is right there. Right there, just waiting for you to merge with it and live it. Just waiting for you to stand up, tell your truth, and write it out.
Investing in yourself and in your future, hiring professionals to develop and edit your book, costs money. But don’t get frightened or distracted into thinking it’s primarily about that. Money feels like such a significant obstacle, but the real thing in your way is not making the decision, waffling on making the commitment. When you choose to go all in and trust that everything will sort itself out, it somehow, quite simply, does. If you’ve ever had a child, you know exactly what we mean. There is no right time. There is only the time when it happens. And all else falls in line, because it must.
One of our dearest clients signed up to work with us when she was homeless, had less than $100 in the bank, and had no job prospects. “I have no idea where the money is going to come from,” she told us. “But I know that it will.” And it did. She met every payment, and by the end of our time working together, she had a robust new gig and her own home. She didn’t have to put her trust in something as silly as green pieces of paper, because she had faith in something far bigger: herself, and, beyond that, her connection to the universe.
If this opportunity calls to you, reach out. We’ve got room for a couple of new writing clients. And we so hope one of them will be you.