You know that twisty tightness deep in your core when your release day is approaching, or you’ve just sent your novel to an agent, or you’re submitting to a critique group for the first time? Every nerve feels electrified, you can’t eat and your brain skips backward and forward until it returns to those perennial writerly worries: Did I do good enough? Did I work hard enough? Will readers connect to my book, love it even?
Well, I sit here, chest tight and nerves singing with excitement and anxiety….let’s just say can I relate!
When we released our first book, The Emotion Thesaurus, in 2012, I had insomnia for weeks trying to set everything up to launch it in a way that gave it the best chance. A lot was at stake, and we had a huge task, releasing a self-published book in an area dominated by traditional publishing and highly visible writing experts who were often editors, agents and NYT bestselling authors. Becca and I believed we had something special, yet doubt clawed at us – who were we to challenge the status quo? Who were we to think we could play with the big kids, to change the way people thought about what a writing how-to book was? And yet now here we are with three more books, foreign translations, international speaking invitations…and blessed to have the trust of writers all over the world.
My gratitude, Becca’s gratitude…there really are no words. You guys did this–you helped us bring something to life that changed the way writers write! We can never say thank you enough.
And now, Becca, Lee and I are asking for your help again. Our One Stop For Writers™ brainstorming software will release October 7th, and we’re heading into more uncharted territory. It’s exciting to frame our content in a way that transcends books, because the world is changing, and we need to change with it, making sure our resources always align with what writers need. We want to provide you with the tools that will help you write efficiently and creatively, in the format you need, and we believe One Stop will do this best.
Here’s a secret from someone who has needed to step outside her comfort box many times on this crazy ride: those worries, those hooked and fanged doubts? They don’t go away. But with your help, maybe we can mute them and together launch this newest project as best we can.
If you are interested in joining us for yet another adventure, and are willing to help with visibility and discoverability as we launch in October, please fill out this very simple form so we can get in touch. And thank you for always being there for us!
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Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
Dawn Allen says
I’m so jazzed for this. I love everything you do for writers. Thank goodness we have some awesome advocates for us.
Traci Kenworth says
Christina Hawthorne says
I’m a true believer in all three of your books and am eagerly anticipating this new resource. My only reservation was time, but in the end I decided to commit on a limited basis and request more information on your form. I look forward to hearing from you Angela. 🙂
BECCA PUGLISI says
Thank you for signing up, Christina!
ANGELA ACKERMAN says
Thank you all so much for all the to help, and wishes for success. You guys are the best! <3
Diane Turner says
Wish I could, but i am not techy enough. Sorry. Good luck with the launch, and I can’t wait to hear how it goes.
I just filled out the form. This will be my first time beta testing something like this, so I suppose I’m in uncharted territory as well. I’m looking forward to checking things out and helping out anyway I can to make it wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.
I’m so excited for your launch. If it’s half as useful as your other resources, you’ll have another winner.
Best of luck,
ANGELA ACKERMAN says
Thanks Micki. It is strange to be trying something other than books, but we hope this will become a powerful tool for writers. 🙂 We are very excited, and your kind words really give me a boost!
Looking forward to seeing the new product.
ANGELA ACKERMAN says
Thank you Greg! 🙂