I’m finally at the stage of the publishing journey where I’m required to develop an author’s media kit (my wonderful publisher, Michelle, is compiling it and I do as she tells me). It’s been a year since I was offered a contract and I still prevaricate between wild excitement and bone-chilling fear.
What if someone asks me to talk about myself?
What if someone writes a bad review?
What if no one writes a review?
What if people don’t like the story?
I call the negative voices, the monkeys. When the monkeys escape their cage they tend to get a little carried away. The key to the cage is fear.
My answers to each of those niggly monkey questions is, take a deep breath and be brave.
Taking a risk is scary as hell, but I’ve (almost) done what I’ve always wanted, publish a book. Next on my list, is keep writing, keep publishing, and travel more.
All are doable. I know because at long last, I’m doing them.