I got stuck around page 50 and just couldn't move forward... all those glorious inspirations sitting on my computer and no idea how to get it to 200-300 pages.
So I reached out for support from my mastermind and my coach. How do I get unstuck on this book? I've been staring at the same pages for months and months and I just can't move forward.
Know what came up?
I was following another formula.
Those things burrow into your skin and infect things. I talk about being in full integrity with my message and then I uncover these little places where there's another formula to be let go of. Waving my wand of permission my own way this afternoon.
See I thought my book had to be a certain way... x many words and pages... to be considered publishable.
What a bucket load.
Do you know that I've started 16 books and not published one? All those words sitting there being unread because the books weren't 'finished'.
What if 50 pages is complete? What if my book can be whatever I choose it to be, whatever length and whatever content and whatever format? Shoot, I personally don't finish most of those 200 page self help books myself. I get the good stuff out up front and then move on... can my book just skip to the good stuff and be done?
And then there was the question that really got me to the core (and why I have a bad ass coach)... "Do you want to be a 'perfect' best-kept secret for ever, Stacy? Or an imperfect author making an impact on her readers' lives?"
No. I don't. My book could be published in less than 30 days, if I wanted.
No formula of what it should look like.
Just me releasing ME into the world for whatever it's worth.
Sitting down to be in editor mode today.
Keep looking for those formulas in your life people... they are there. And when you find them ask if they are valid and true for you.
My book - My rules.
"Screw the Formulas" lives for another day~! Viva la Revolution!!!!