I am not my book!
I’ve almost finished my novella but I’m struggling to oomph it up. I need to remind myself that I cannot fail because I’ve already achieved my goal of + 20 000 words.
If you link the outcome of failures to your self worth – you are bound to feel like a failure. You are NOT your book! This is vital to overcoming the fear of failure.
Treat failed attempts as feedback.
How do you react to criticism? If you become aware of a strong reaction, try taking a step back and thinking objectively. It might be because you’re connecting who you are as a person with your work, goals etc. Your drives might be fuelled by emotion – that’s fine – but it’s good to distance the outcomes and criticism, from your identity beliefs.
I published my debut novel last year, I have some good reviews, a few bad ones, I haven’t sold many copies. So? I’m not a bestseller yet. Does that mean I’m a failure? No. What have I learned from my self-publishing experiment? A whole…
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