You want to write a book. That’s awesome. Trust me, it is a labor of love, but so worth it.

I’m going to share with you my seven deadly sins that impact our ability to get our book done. Deadly sin number one, the dreaded imposter syndrome. You may be familiar with this. Imposter syndrome strikes us when we feel like we’re not good enough. We can’t compete. Who would want to hear our story? Trust me, everyone struggles with imposter syndrome at some point in time. It’s a very real obstacle, especially when it comes to writing our book. We’re putting our thoughts, our feelings, and our experiences into words, into print, and into someone else’s hands. What are they going to think about us? What are they going to think about what we said? Maybe they won’t think that we’re a credible source. They may challenge us. They may not like our book. They may write a nasty review.

You know what? They may, but that does not mean that you should silence your story. I believe the world needs everyone’s story. It may not resonate with every single person. Well, you know what? I guarantee it won’t resonate with every single person, but there is someone out there that needs to read your words.

Imposter syndrome is a big old bear and when it comes approaching, you need to be ready to ward off that bear with positive statements and affirmations. I do have a story. Somebody needs my story. I have had these experiences. I can get this book done. My book will be in my hands. So be on the lookout for imposter syndrome. It is one of the most common hits to our productivity as we are trying to write our book. I’m telling you, you are worth it. And we need your story.

I’m Belinda Goodrich, President of Goodrich Publishing, and I’m here to help you get your story told, in your hands and out to the world.