The book is done! 📚
So today I turned in my manuscript to my wonderful agent who has worked tirelessly the last few days so we could meet our deadline with HarperCollins.
This will be my 18th published book. I also have several unpublished manuscripts, a couple of proposals. Two of my books are novels, the rest are non-fiction.
Bear with me, I´m not bragging.
I want you to know that even after 25 years of writing and publishing books, every single time is kind of the same process: elation on signing the contract, then the oh-crap moment, I´ve gotta do this, and how will I everrrrrrrr in this short time, then the daunting task of writing it, with ups and downs, then the moment I revise and think it sucks, feedback from agent, then anguish, rewriting, moments of doubt again. The oh, man, I´m not going to pull this off moment. Then reworking it ... rereading and then thinking well, maybe it´s not so bad after all.
And finally oh wow, I guess I did it (again)! :-D
Now, the editing process follows, so I´m not out of the woods yet, but at least the ground work is laid out.
If you think you´re alone in the struggle of achieving anything, from writing books to keeping your business going, nope, you aren´t alone. It all looks much easier and prettier from the outside.
It´s tough work. There´s always a struggle. And that´s why I like it? How about you?
Now to get ready for #weallgrowconference in L.A.!
Photo by me!
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