Ep 81: Permission to Do What You Want as an Author

Key Takeaways:

  • It's important to give yourself permission to try different approaches and strategies when writing and publishing a book.

  • Don't feel pressured to follow the advice of others if it doesn't align with your goals or preferences.

  • Consistency and courage are key to finding success in your writing journey.



In this episode of the Write the Damn Book Already podcast, we discuss the importance of giving yourself permission to do what feels right for your book, regardless of the advice and opinions of others. Let's dive in and explore the power of embracing your own path.


Embracing Your Unique Approach

In the world of book writing and publishing, there is no shortage of advice and opinions on the "right" way to do things. From running ads to choosing the perfect marketing strategy, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the sea of recommendations. However, it's crucial to remember that what works for one person may not work for another. Instead of feeling pressured to follow the crowd, give yourself permission to embrace your unique approach.


The Power of Consistency

One of the key factors in finding "success" as an author is is consistency. No matter which approach you choose, it's essential to stick with it and give it time to yield results. While it's tempting to jump from one approach to another, it's important to remember that sustainable success takes time and effort.


Trust Your Instincts

When it comes to making decisions about your book, it's crucial to trust your instincts. While it's valuable to seek advice and learn from others, you are the one who ultimately knows what feels right for you and for your book. Whether it's choosing to be in KDP Select or opting for wider distribution, trust your intuition and make decisions based on what aligns with your goals and preferences.

Ask yourself what excites you and what doesn't. Know what your expectations and assumptions are when it comes to any choice you're considering. By understanding your motivations and expectations, you can make informed decisions that will lead to a more fulfilling and successful writing journey. 

Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all solution in the world of writing and publishing. Your path is yours alone, and by embracing it, you increase your chances of creating a powerful and impactful book.



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