No! No! No! No! No! You do not need permission to write a book!
You Guys want to know my most popular podcast episode? It’s the “Done Is Better Than Perfect” Episode!
Why Guys? Why? Seriously…why?
Before we get going to far along here, let me introduce myself… I’m Nicole Gabriel, the founder of the Let’s Get Your Book Published Program and former reluctant author of my first book that was ten years in the making…ten years you guys! And once I gave birth to that baby I gave birth to three more. I gave myself permission. And you know, I actually waited not just ten years to birth my book but during the editing process I was waiting for someone to tell me I had done a good job or to tell me “you can’t write that!” Or “fix that because it’s not perfect and someone will judge you!” And let me tell you that my first book was completely judge-worthy! I spilled the beans in that baby! I put myself...
Hey Guys! Nicole here!
If 80% of the population wants to write a book and only 2% do, then I hate to break it to you, but you will likely be judged about whatever it is you write!
There is always the voice of the inner critic- will it be a good book, will my reader relate, who will hate or judge me? Am I a good writer…I’m not a good writer!
Then there are those that, once you have written, will judge you for not being good enough to have a voice…who are you to write a book? It’s likely they are jealous they haven’t in most cases.
People, especially close family and friends, can be the biggest critics because they see who you are and what you’ve been though. They may see you as the little girl, the little sister, the daughter…the person you were when they last knew you…when you were like maybe 18 at the oldest.
And then there are the neigh-sayers that don’t think you could possibly have enough life...