I stood at the microphone and looked out at the crowd gathered at the tony coffee shop in the trendy harbour area of my city. My heart was beating so hard and fast I thought I was going to either take flight or pass out. My palms were sweaty, and my hands shook like leaves in a summer storm as they held the pages of the material I was about to read. I could barely breathe. This was the first public reading of my unpublished book and I felt vulnerable, scared and exposed.
I had done lots of public speaking before in my business and I generally like doing presentations for people on topics that fall within my area of expertise. But this was different. This was personal. This was a spotlight I wasn’t sure I was ready to experience.
Many of my clients feel similarly exposed when they are working on their high-quality books. It’s a new gig for them and although they have amassed a substantial reputation for wisdom and capability in their own areas of focus, writing a book is different. It requires a set of skills they have usually not yet honed. And they are often unsure about how to keep going in the face of the million other priorities that are clamoring for their attention.
That’s why I’ve created the Awakening Author Book Writing Mentorship Program. It’s designed specifically for people who are determined to write a high-quality book that will take their knowledge, wisdom and compassion for humanity and make it available in book form to the people they are here to serve. It will help you step up and step into the Author aspect of who you have it in you to be, even though you might not be too sure about that part yet.
And it will walk you step-by-step through the process of getting your book written, while respecting the fact that this is a co-creation with forces we are only just beginning to understand.
With this Six Month Book Writing Mentorship Program:
- You will plan your book and develop a structure to guide your writing.
- You will develop a set of timelines for writing, editing, and publishing your book.
- You will create a system for writing your book and a process for fitting it into your life so you can be who you need to be for yourself and the people who matter to you.
- You will unleash ever greater possibilities for yourself as an author.
- You will get the darned thing written.
A key aspect of the program is a 1:1 experience with me that will get your book structure in place so you have a roadmap in front of you every time you sit down to write. It will also help you develop a set of timelines for writing, editing, and publishing your book. And you will create a system for writing your book and a process for fitting it into your life so you can be who you need to be for yourself and the people who matter to you.
The program also offers the supportive group of a community of other experts who are, just like you, finding their way to the publication of the book only they can write.
That first shaky public reading I gave before my first book was published was just the first of many I’ve given over the course of writing and publishing five quality books. It’s a source of joy now, and I love connecting with my audiences in a bid to share my own wonder at the power of the written word.
That’s out there waiting for you, too, and my Awakening Author Book Writing Mentorship Program aims to support you generously as you navigate the complex process of writing your book. Are you ready to unleash ever greater possibilities for yourself as an author? Join us! The program starts August 19th and you can find out more about it here: bookwritingmentorship.com