A lot of people say they want to become authors. In fact, 81% of the American population says so. Only about 2% of them actually writes a book or gets it published.
For some of them, the problem simply lies in the fact that they can’t get their book written. They don’t find or make the time. The project feels too overwhelming. They get writer’s block in the middle. And they don’t get help from a writing or book coach.
For others, they can’t wrap their arms around what it takes to really become an author–all those other things you have to do besides writing. Things that involve being a good business person and promoting yourself and your work; you have to do these whether you self-publish a book or traditionally publish a book. If you do the former, you also have to do things like get your book edited and designed…and publish it yourself.
That’s a lot of work. Work that doesn’t involve writing, like I said.
But it’s all part of being an author.
So, the question I have for you today is simple: Are you sure you want to be an author?
The answer will determine your success (or failure) as an author–or your ability to become one. You must embrace all aspects of being an author, or at least get help with the aspects you simply can’t or won’t take on yourself. There is no other way.
If you need help, it’s available. Hire an author coach. Or better yet, apply to become one of just 10 writers in my Author Training 101 starting this September. (Watch for details!)