Fear of failure squashing your writing dreams? Watch this.

What does “failure” mean, really? Not meeting your goals? Not accomplishing what you set out to do? If you think about it, failure is a natural part of the growth process for any writer. It’s not a permanent state, unless you let it become one. It’s a stepping stone. A potential point you may hit on the path to where you want to go.

Don’t let failure be an impasse. Fail your way to success!

That magic idea that you’re going to hit it big with your first book, or any project for that matter, is inherently flawed. If you’re just starting out, you have to expect to fail a little, and if you embrace that possibility and aim to learn everything you can from it, then it’ll make those rough patches sting much less. That, and you’ll learn a ton to help you do better next time.

Here’s a little secret. Even the MOST SUCCESSFUL writers and authors have experienced failure. Sometimes catastrophic failure. I certainly have failed numerous times and in numerous ways. But I also haven’t given up, even when things seemed hopeless or pointless in the moment.

Case in point: During launch week, I thought I super duper screwed up the launch for Write Short Kindle Books. I pressed a button the wrong way and fudged some critical pivot in the launch cycle. But rather than give up, I aimed to keep pushing onward. As it turns out, that book has been my most successful one to date. I’ve sold over 5,000 copies this year, which is really awesome. I’m also about to launch the audiobook version.

Sooo…good times! Point is: don’t fear failure in your writing world. Embrace it. Learn from it. Then, overcome it.


Want to sell more books? Let a writing pro help you advance your book writing career!

ssss3Dcover_NMEUNIER copyThis powerful resource delivers 19 core success strategies (and 70+ action tips) that will help you re-think your approach, write better (and better targeted) books, get more reviews, avoid wasting your time and money, build and expand your platform, and empower you to push upwards to achieve your goals of becoming a bestselling author.

Join hundreds of other authors on the path to success!drawing2

How to Write 1,000+ Words in Just Minutes (Tips for Writers Series)

So…I just launched a new YouTube channel, Writers Helping Writers where I plan to roll out ongoing video content for indie authors, freelance writers, and other creative folks on an ongoing basis. This video is the first in my Tips for Writers series, where I’ll cover handy tips and strategies to boost your writing world.

In this video, I’ll show you how to “write” over 1,000 words in just minutes using a microphone and the speech-to-text function in Google Docs. That’s right, you’re going to speak your draft. It’s not a perfect system, but I’ve found it really helps for getting a lot of thoughts down on the page quickly, and it really helps to beat writers block.

If you enjoy this video, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get notifications when new videos come out!

Writers Helping Writers on Facebook

If you’re an indie author (current or aspiring), feel free to request an invite to my new Facebook group aimed at talking shop and networking around all things self-publishing! Ping me a request, and if you’re not a robot, then chances are you’ll get approved! Come join others as we share tips, tackle challenges, and help one another out!

Indie Author Success Tip #14 – Create an ebook series

Here’s the link to join my new Indie Author Success Mailing List, if you’d like to receive future books in the series for FREE!

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #13 – Start a mailing list for your books

Here’s the link to join my new Indie Author Success Mailing List!

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #12 – Always be learning new things

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #11 – Don’t get derailed by negative book reviews

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #10 – Set short-term AND long-term goals

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #9 – Use every book launch to experiment

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW at a mere $0.99 for the time being. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #8 – Don’t be afraid to HUSTLE

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW at a mere $0.99 for the time being. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #7 – Write shorter ebooks

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW at a mere $0.99 for the time being. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!