Write “The End”
Seems like it should be an easy concept, shouldn’t it? You sit down. You write. You finish and publish your book.
97% of people don’t finish the books they start. They fall into pits of doubt. They get pulled into 389 directions, and writing gets pushed aside. They start to believe that they can’t do it.
A few years ago, I hired a woman to write a tech course for the company I was working for. Her sample piece was AMAZING. I can’t even describe how amazing it was. It’s hard to write engaging academic pieces that still have the depth needed to teach students. She nailed it.
We onboarded her and then… crickets. She stopped returning phone calls or emails. My colleagues started getting frustrated and wanted to look for a different writer. I sent one last email to her to try to see what was going on and how we could help.
The email I got back was heartbreaking. She didn’t think she could do it. Not because she didn’t have the time, but because she didn’t think she had what it took to write what we were looking for. She couldn’t see that this was something she was good at or that she could take this course and make it shine in ways that no one else could.
I wish the story had a happy ending. After a few more rounds of emails, trying to encourage and support her, she disappeared again. My colleagues who were already wanting to move on took her doubt and insecurity as signs that there was no way she could do a good job and eventually, I had to move on to someone else.
That writer is why I’m a writing coach. Instead of seeing her own genius and gifts that the universe or God or whoever you believe is out there had given her, she was filled with the voices around her that said she couldn’t do it. Instead of believing in herself, she was stuck with society’s message that she wasn’t good enough.
I don’t you to have the same ending.
I want you to finish that book you’ve always dreamed about. I want you to believe in you—your gifts, your genius, your ability to finish.
What if you could finish that book?
Imagine yourself holding that book you’ve always wanted to write. How would it feel to finally accomplish that dream?
What’s holding you back? Work, family obligations, chronic illness, time drains, doubt? Yup, I get it. Writing seems like it should be easy, but it can be hard to find the time, find the energy, find the motivation and words. And every time you get stuck, it feels a little worse, doesn’t it? You’ve probably heard someone say that if you wanted it bad enough, you’d find a way, right? Ugh, I hate that “advice” because you know what? As women, we have so much hidden work and some of that work is really freaking important!
So what would help you finish your book?
Understanding your best writing process so you don’t waste time with things that don’t work for you
1-1 support, encouragement, and guidance so you don’t feel alone
A writing schedule that works for you so you get words down on the page
Accountability and encouragement so you keep moving forward
Problem-solving help so you can sail over the sticky spots
Constructive feedback, with no holier-than-thou overtones, so that you can continue to improve your writing
That’s what I do. And that’s what I can do for you.
I know how frustrating writing can be and I know about all the things that get in the way of finishing. Been there. Done that. Somehow I feel into a life that involved writing academic texts for a living (which was not the plan!) and I had to figure it out or I wasn’t going to be able to keep a roof over my head or a bed for the dog to nap on (and she really likes her naps!). Necessity sometimes forces us into things, doesn’t it? But I learned… what worked for me, how to get to the end, how to feel more confident about myself as a writer and what I was writing. Then, I started helping others do it—first with the writers that I managed and then with writers who I coached.
I’ve been there… all that doubt and insecurity and feeling like you can’t finish because you don’t have time, or don’t have the right ideas, or you’re just not good enough. I also know that what worked for me, may not work for you. All that advice out there that you try that just ends up making you feel like you’re not meant to be a writer? Yeah, we’re not going to do that. We’ll put YOU at the center: what you want, where you want to go, and what works for you. We’re going to figure out your writing superpowers (!) and how you work best. We’re going to find ways for you to finish your book, even if you are a mom running car pools, a full-time employee, someone with a chronic illness, or you’re taking care of the generation before you… or wherever else life finds you.
In one year, you will write “The End” on your book!
We’ll figure out together what you need to succeed. And then I’ll help you get there. I’m not going to leave you to figure it out on your own or force you to do things that don’t work for you . You will be getting 1-1 coaching designed for you and only you. Best of all, you’ll be able to take the insights and use them again and again—in your next book and whatever else you want to accomplish.
Look, I’m not going to promise you a bestseller or that the process is going to be a walk through the park. But, I believe that women’s voices (including our trans sisters)—your voice— need to be heard. You might be the voice that gives someone hope at the end of a long week or your mystery/fantasy/romance might be the comfort that someone needs as they sit in a hospital waiting room.
Over the year, you’ll discover new things about yourself, improve your writing, and, most of all, be more empowered to write, to dream, to accomplish everything you’re meant to do. And if that involves making the world a kinder, more equitable, more vibrant kind of place, all the better!
Let’s get going! Sign up below so we can chat about where you want to go and how we’re going to get your book finished.