Publishing Fatigue

I remember when I was in the process of publishing and producing my first book, Beyond the Scoreboard, I reached a point where I thought my writing was complete garble, gibberish, and not worth reading. I thought, why would anyone even want to read my thoughts?

Recently, I had the same thought as I was re-reading A Sacred Promise for the 9th time and reviewing the interior layout proofs from my publisher. I suppose this is part of the process in producing the best possible product. In the meantime, my patience wears thin and my creativity slowly drips further away from its vast reservoir within me and begins to evaporate and becomes nauseating.

I also remember shortly after this feeling, Beyond the Scoreboard was published and released and was more successful than I could ever imagine. I must continue to pray for God’s strength within me and for the open and gracious hearts of people about to consume A Sacred Promise.

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About jpsteltz

Proud husband and father of four; Literacy Specialist; Reading Teacher; Literacy Coach; HS ELA Teacher; Published Author
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3 Responses to Publishing Fatigue

  1. Paul Hoffman says:

    I personally don’t know how you’ve been able to describe the feelings that you went through during that amazing time. Hell, even if it is garble and gibberish it will absolutely be worth reading and am really looking forward to it. Finish strong! Fourth quarter, you’re down by 5, and the ball is on your own 7. Go get it!

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    • jsteltz says:

      Paul- Thanks for the much needed encouragement! It is certainly a test of perseverance to say the least. I am motivated and refreshed by your words. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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  2. Julie Steltz says:

    Stay in the moment –it’s an adventure, not a task.

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