I just signed a book contract. It’s a dream come true. The book (which I’ll tell you more about later) is slated to come out next September. I am beyond elated and excited. What I’m most eager to share is the process of how it happened.
You see, I didn’t write a book proposal, hire an agent, or do any of the stuff the “experts” tell you to do. I just started this blog. And the publisher came to me. Then, I figured I had better get an agent. Then, we signed a contract.
And lo and behold, now I’m writing a book.
Every writer has a dream
And that dream is to not have to sell yourself. To just write and have the readers, agents, and publishers come to you. No hoopla or marketing gimmicks. Just good writing that gets its due.
Most of us would rather not worry about promotion. We wonder: Can’t someone else do that for us? If only we didn’t have to worry about such petty things. If only we could just write.
Maybe that’s not a dream, after all.
Maybe you can start pursuing your passion and get your writing found now. Not in five years. Today.
That’s what happened to me. And it happened a lot sooner than I expected.
The best authors do this
The best authors and writers aren’t knocking on the doors of publishers. Do you think J.K. Rowling is begging to get a book deal? Not a chance.
The world’s best aren’t worried about marketing. They’re creating meaningful art and building a platform around their work. And the gatekeepers are coming to them.
Wouldn’t that be great, if that could happen to you? (Maybe it can.)
How to change your writing career forever
I’ve been working on something for awhile now (ever since I started talking to my publisher). If you’re wondering how to get a book published without turning into a self-promoting sleaze, then this is probably for you.
I just finished an eBook called You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One). The title says it all.
Most writers hate selling themselves. They just want to do what they were meant to do: write. Not pitch their work or advertise their services. Just write. In this eBook, I share how you can develop three very important tools that will make that a reality. They are:
- A platform
- A personal brand
- Channels of connection (i.e. a tribe of dedicated followers and fans)
How do you get a copy?
This eBook is important — one of the most important pieces I’ve written yet. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this project, trying to make it as excellent as possible.
The result is a thorough introduction into the world of publishing, tribe-building, and difference-making — all leading you to living the dream of every writer.
To find out more about the eBook and to get your copy, click here.
*Photo credit: Chris Costes (Creative Commons)