Are You Really Ready?

I read this quote recently in Allison Nazarian's marketing newsletter:
"If I had 8 hours to cut down a tree, I'd spend the first 6 sharpening my ax-Abraham Lincoln.

She included it to within a discussion of target audiences and the need to do your research so you can prepare your content accordingly. You all know from previous posts that I agree with that wholeheartedly.

For authors, the point of the quote applies just as much to the publishing process. You have so many hours in a day or week to spend on getting your book out into the world. You can jump right to the end of the process and start cutting down the tree, or you can approach it like Lincoln making sure everything is ready first.

So where are you? In the middle, at the beginning, or did you skip straight to plunking money down to get going as quickly as possible? Is is time to do more sharpening?

Good Writing & God Bless,
Cheryl Pickett

P.S. Publishing Possibilities:8 Steps to Understanding Your Options & Choosing the Best Path for Your Book is coming soon!

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