Okay, so, I have to admit it. Dan Poynter told me I am a procrastinator. He told me to get my short books, which are available in print and ebook versions only on CopyWright Communications and Pure Spirit Creations websites, onto Smashwords, and to sit down and finish one of my books or self-publish the manuscripts that are complete (I have several).
He’s right. I just need to do these things already.
What about you? Are you procrastinating? What are you waiting for?
I’ve been waiting for a traditional publishing deal. I call myself a “traditional publishing hold out.”
No more. I’m done. Something will get published…and soon. (Well, I have self-published, but the items are only available from me. You can’t get them anywhere else.)
So, I thought it quite fitting when I read Seth Godin’s blog post yesterday. He quoted Martin Luther King, Jr., since it was the anniversary of his birth. Martin Luther King, Jr., said about a half a lifetime ago:
“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood — it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, ‘Too late.'”
Are you going to wait until it’s too late? I’m not.
Godin wrote: “The world isn’t fair, and most people don’t get all the chances they deserve. There are barriers due to income, to race, to social standing and to education, and they are inexcusable and must fall. But the check remains, now more than ever. The opportunity to step up and to fail (and then to fail again, and to fail again) and to continue failing until we succeed is greater now than it has ever been.”
So, don’t let anything get in your way–not even the fear of failure. Don’t wait any more. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Write your book. Publish your book. Do it now.