This week, I was honoured to be invited to present a guest article over at Molly Greene’s excellent blog for self-publishers. I decided to talk about tackling the fear involved in self-publishing, because I suspect it’s something that many indie authors face, but don’t always admit to!
Certainly, it took me by surprise just how tense and anxious I became in the lead-up to publishing my debut thriller Poison Bay last week. It’s been three months of crazy-stress, ever since I first announced my intention back in September.
I had expected to have some natural immunity, having worked in publishing for donkeys years, been published before, and helped plenty of authors and startup niche publishers press the big red Publish button.
It turns out there is nothing in the world quite like being your own Publisher for the first time. I salute those of you who have done it!
In the article on Molly’s blog:
- I identify the factors that seemed to make it so stressful for me
- I share four things I have learned: two psychological, and two practical.
Please click on over to Molly’s blog for the rest of the story…
And feel free to discuss it with me either here or there. Have you self-published? How did you tackle the stress? Is fear holding you back from publishing your own book?
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