Writers, it’s time to brag about … this!

Timothy Pike | About me
Becoming a published author is a mental feat of strength.

It’s a goal that, just like hitting the gym to sculpt that beach bod, is achieved one day, one workout, one rep at a time.

Writing a novel requires courage, patience, drive, and a large shovel—you know, to scoop away all the B.S. many of our brains spew right onto the path in front of us, by flinging out thoughts like I’m not the best writer. No one will like this. It’s too big of a project.

Woman lifting barbell
Actual photograph of an indie author’s mind as it works hard to make that first published book a reality (Leon Ardho)
Powering past these piles of mind dung and getting back on track demands some heavy lifting, so whenever you do this, it’s worthy of major kudos.

Which is why today, I’m asking you to brag!

Don’t be shy—let us know how you laughed in the face of fear, ripped writer’s block in half like a phone book, or just took a baby step toward your next writing goal.

Maybe it was as simple as sitting down to write when you didn’t want to …

… or something huge, like publishing your first novel …

… or anything in between!

Brag about your latest success in the comments below. We want to congratulate you on your progress, and I’ll feature some of your comments in an upcoming post.

(Feel free to include a link to your latest published book, if you have one!)


I’m Timothy Pike, copy editor and self-publishing coach, and I’ve been in the book business since 2014. I created the writing and reading community ChapterBuzz to help authors publish their books affordably, and founded Books & Buzz Magazine to showcase prominent authors, reviewers, and books. Join our private book society on Facebook!

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