Struggle. Doubt. Fear. Steven Pressfield labeled it “Resistance.” It’s the force keeping you from doing what you were put on Earth to do. Accompanied by an eye roll, your friends call you a “starving artist,” or worse yet, a “starving writer.” Whether it’s social media distractions or the tsunami of online publishing advice, you’re not making progress. “You’re not living up to your potential,” as your high school guidance counselor would say. Fulfilling and purposeful lives ought to be something we all enjoy. Unless you’re a cat, you only live once.
I’ve been there. Slammed with dozens of 1-star reviews of one of my early books back in 2012, it hurt. A lot. I almost hit the delete button on my publishing dashboard. However, since then, I’ve dusted myself off. After publishing 2 million words, selling 185,000 books globally, and mentoring 10,000 students in my client work and courses, I’ve developed a method for success. I can show you the path if you want to take it.
You’ll slay Resistance with proven systems, block distractions with solid habits, and gain confidence through measurable success.
Let’s be honest. The average book sells less than 200 copies in its lifetime. Without deliberate and guided practice, you could spend a lifetime writing and publishing stories that nobody will read. Not even your mom. You’ll be stuck with a job instead of a career.
Avoid the eye rolls at that next class reunion. Tell them that successful artists and writers don’t starve. Tell them you’re a career author.