It’s true what they say. You have to invest in yourself for your dreams to come true. For me, that meant investing in some programs that got me access to a writing coach. And I am so glad that I put that money down because I am seeing results.
I got help from Pagan at Paperback Kingdom. If you want to check out her programs, click here! I’m a member of her community and have received some extra coaching as well.
Want to see some of my writing? Check out this short story!
In case you’re hemming and hawing over whether or not you should invest in yourself and get some coaching, I’m going to spend this post laying down the reasons I’m glad I got coaching for my writing and authorship.
I’m the kind of person who thrives from having someone to check that I’m making good on my promises to myself and making progress. That accountability keeps me moving forward.
With a writing or author coach, you might have assignments, check-ins, and deadlines to keep you on track. And if you don’t keep up with those expectations, you’ll either feel like you’ve wasted your money, your coach’s time, or your time.
I’m also the kind of person who just needs to hear someone else agree with my decision so I don’t feel like I’m making the wrong choice. It’s incredibly annoying and it sounds meek, but that’s the way I am. I love that reassurance.
Because your writing or author coach has been through writing and publishing before, you know that they will have some experience with the same things you’re going through, and getting their opinion and advice on those matters can help clarify your own decisions.
Fresh perspective and ideas
It’s easy to get stuck in your own head and your own story. While taking a step away from your writing is a great way to come back to it with fresh eyes, having someone who has never been that close to it can be a great help. Your coach may have some new perspectives and ideas for your story, for your brand, or for your marketing. Different people have different strengths and different thought processes. That variety that you and your coach bring to the table will make you stronger.
A good coach is knowledgeable in their field and should be able to teach you something new. As a newbie to the publishing process, I learned a ton from my coach, which saved me so much time that would have otherwise been spent researching instead of just getting straight answers.
Investing in yourself is a scary thing to do. It can feel like throwing money away if you’re not happy with the outcome or if it doesn’t get your writing off the ground right away. But that’s why you need to find something within your price range and that you see the value in right away. I was able to find coaching that worked for me and it has helped me move closer and closer to my writing goals.
Good luck with your writing and enjoy the journey!