Many writers talk about being published all the time, but the reasons they don’t get published are manifold. Fear is one of the biggest stumbling block on the road to publication. Fear of joining a critique group, fear of editors, fear of revision, fear of having to market your book… the list goes on.
But fear is largely a waste of time. And here are four reasons (among many others) why publication is not a thing to be feared, and why it is worth it to push through the fear.
1. Whether you publish traditionally or self-publish, aspiring writers will admire you for your dedication.
2. There are readers whose lives will be made brighter by your book.
3. The worst that could happen is your work gets rejected, but if you persevere, every “no” is one step closer to “yes.”
4. Every published author you admire has had the same fears as you. Their works have survived and they’ve faced their fears.
You can do it!