on Jane Friedman site:
As an author, writing coach, and lifelong student and teacher of spiritual psychology, I think a lot about how to liberate writers from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, some of which crescendo when the publishing process gets underway.
As writers, when we argue for our own limitations, we’re bound to be right!
Authors both crave and lament publishing.
Even if we’re lucky enough to land a sweet deal, we often resist or bristle against marketing and promoting our work.
Many writers identify as introverts. Most would prefer to stay home and write.
This was my position for years. But I’ve learned that the best way to approach publishing is as an explorer, with a sense of lighthearted adventure, curiosity, and joy.
Lately I’ve been contemplating the Chinese Yin Yang symbol and its relevance for authors.