If you have pitched your book to multiple publishers, and received only rejections, does it mean there is something wrong with your book? Of course not. Think J.K. Rowling and the 500 million Harry Potter book sales, which the 12 publishers who rejected her are weeping about today.
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The whole world is talking about the season of peace and joy; what better time to consider the idea of writing for revenge? (Well, probably any other time.)?
You slaved over your book, spending your most precious commodity: your time. Then you paid for coaching, editing, design and printing. You have put so much into writing your book, and getting it into the world, that giving it away might seem foolish.
If you have ever wondered about the decisions you make, this blog post is for you.
I spent the last 20 minutes deciding the topic of this blog. I started several times. So why the time-wasting? I was practising the least useful form of questioning – second-guessing.
I have asked a lot of stupid questions in my life as a business journalist. Fortunately, most were in one-on-one interviews, so my embarrassment was quarantined. Still, I remember piping up with a stupid question in a meeting once, and my cheeks burned for hours afterwards.
I have a new coaching and training program for company leaders about the “life-changing magic” of asking skilful questions. Exciting, right? Except that when I came to pick up the phone to prospective clients, my hand faltered.