Is it more than zero? I’ll bet it is.
If so, you’re facing Resistance.
Writing a book is hard.
Resistance wants you to fail.
I will make it easier by giving you tools to make that bully Resistance irrelevant.
Resistance is a bully. It will stand in your way and stop your writing. It will knock you down and hurt you, emotionally, even physically.
Resistance strikes nonfiction and fiction authors alike. (Memoirists, are you listening?) Writing a nonfiction book is still a creative endeavor and will expose you to the same fears.
It will stop you from writing using the tools you checked off in that list above.
What’s a Writer to Do?
You cannot defeat Resistance once and be done with it. It’s part of our mental and emotional makeup. What you can do is make it irrelevant. Note that I don’t say “ignore it” because you can’t ignore a bully. But if you defuse them, do things to take away their power, they are no longer a threat. Like the bully at school (or, frankly, in the office) they still show up every day. But we don’t have to keep giving them our lunch money.
Being a writer is hard. You don’t have to do this alone.
Too many writers face the emotional struggle to write without proper support. After years of writing about it, I’ve created a guided learning environment to help writers and artists deal with writer’s Resistance. Sign up now, or read on for more information.
Writing a book is hard. Resistance wants you to fail. You don’t have to do this alone.