I know there are lots of blog posts about this topic and lots of writers worrying about this issue, but let me show a different perspective on the matter. This blog post idea came to me from a friend who recently self-published her debut novel All Things Unholy. I edited this book. I am not… Continue reading Dealing with Negative Reviews, Why it’s good to have a team.
For me, this fear series started off because of one critical person who seemed to highlight my fears. They thought that because I self-published a book people actually, god forbid, paid money to read, that I should be as good as the greats in my field… like Tolkein… or Martin. Right? HELL NO! “I’ll never… Continue reading Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Right? HELL NO! If you link the outcome of failures to your self worth – you are bound to feel like a failure. You are NOT your book! This is vital to overcoming the fear of failure. Treat failed attempts as feedback. How do you react to criticism? If you become aware of a strong… Continue reading “My Book is a Failure – So am I.” The Fear of Failure
You can do years of research on writing, stories, self-publishing, whatever, but there is always an uncertainty when we think about the future. We never really know what’s going to happen until we get there. Fear of the unknown is being anxious about what might happen. A small amount of fear can be good, as… Continue reading “What If No One Likes My Book?” Fear of the Unknown
In our writing lives we are often held back by fear and self-doubt, which at times can be crippling and won’t let us move forward. If we can learn to take a step back and look at those fears objectively, we can start to overcome them. This series of articles is a self-discovery journey for… Continue reading The Seeds of Fear and Self Doubt – The Fear of Criticism