Three Amazing Lessons I Learned as a Self-Published Author

Three Amazing Lessons I Learned as a Self-Published Author

“Do it scared” has been my mantra for 2019!

As a newly self-published author, I know what it’s like to self-publish a book and feel all the jitters.

“Doing it scared” is the only way to move past the fear and become a successful author.

Like Nike says, “Just Do It!”

Yes, it’s scary to put yourself out there on “Front Street.” It’s nerve-wracking to have expectations of making it to the Amazon Best Sellers or The New York Times Best Sellers lists.

You may be hesitant about constantly promoting your book, especially when it’s a slow month and you hear crickets. But guess what?

You must go through the fire to get to the other side of fear.

Be creative! Move forward, continue marketing your book and take notes!

When I started writing my second book, “Skyrocket Your Success!”, my goal was to write a book that would help professional women who felt invisible in corporate America. I know how it is to feel like you don’t fit in.

Why do you feel that way?

Because you’re called to be an entrepreneur.

This journey of “authorpreneurship” has taught me several lessons. One of the most important lessons I learned was to not be anxious. During the process, I got anxious and tried to take a few shortcuts.

I soon found out that I had to pack my patience, take my time and go through the learning process.

Here are the three vital lessons I learned while writing my latest book.

Lesson #1: Everything may not fit into one book.

In “Skyrocket Your Success!”, I discussed how to move past self-sabotaging behaviors that delay you from reaching your highest success potential, along with ten keys to increase your success factor. The success topic is extensive. I could talk about it for days, but I had to cut it off.  I had to be okay with saving some of the topics for a
follow-up book.

Lesson #2: Stop overthinking the process.

Overthinking will lead to procrastination. When you get stuck, don’t be afraid to ask an expert for help. Figure out what has you stuck, develop a concrete plan of action to resolve the issue and then move forward without delay.

Lesson #3: Market your book early.

Create a pre-order campaign at least 60 days prior to launching your book.
Pre-order campaigns promote guaranteed sells to help cover the publishing process.

I hope this information was helpful.

My ultimate goal is to provide valuable tools and resources for new authors.

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Happy Writing!

Shar Halliburton