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Writing a Book? Don’t be Shy…

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Your Book Writing Coach

In book writing class last night, Sarah mentioned that she wasn’t able to write during the hours she planned this weekend because her husband, her main supporter, was out of town. Instead of writing, she drove her daughter to 5 soccer scrimmages.

During the call, Sarah realized that she could have reclaimed her time by asking another mom to help transport her daughter. It’s so easy to get caught up in trying to be the perfect mom and trying to do it all, but your book may not get written that way, certainly not in 8 weeks.

A classmate on the call suggested that Sarah’s  friends might be especially eager to help once they knew why she needed help–that she was finally writing a book that she’d wanted to write for years. Sarah shared that this would be a big step for her. She’d kept her book writing activities low key.

Sarah Hoskin Clymer is Owning her Book Writing Dream...and making it come true...she's on target to have a first draft before week 6 of class!

I always suggest being selective about who you share your precious dreams with. Early on in the process, keep it to those people whom you know will be supportive. In this case, though, the thought of sharing about the book writing opened something up for Sarah. She could see how claiming her dream would support the dream and help her own it.

Over an e-mail last night, we had a “virtual laugh” over the fact that Sarah is a founder of Own It Sister, which helps women tap into their wisdom and wealth and offers a weekly inspiring radio show on the subject.  Sarah is owning it. Are you?

Is it time to share your book writing dreams with the world? Tell a supportive friend, or claim your power right here as a comment. What book are you writing?

Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

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  1. Monica Strobel says

    Hey Sarah– Congrats on owning it! I have recently just mentioned my book to two people, women who I know and trust but still worried about mentioning it too. Would they think I’m crazy? Self-indulgent or full of myself? Both were of course so supportive and in voicing the words, “I’m writing a book” to them it made it seem even more real to me than ever before. Thanks to you Lisa for the real-world suggestions of where and how to start letting the word out. It appears that even incremental steps to “own it” make big impacts. Maybe Sarah has something to add to that!

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