Lessons Learned from Publishing my First Book

“You should write a book. You should publish this Bible Study,” my friends told me over and over again. For years, I did nothing for several reasons. First, I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t know anyone who had published a book so I had no one to help me. Furthermore, I didn’t believe I had anything to add to the current array of books and studies already available. While I appreciated praise for my writing, I still didn’t believe it was good enough. Fear also deterred me. Fear of becoming public, inviting criticism or conveying a false message. Fear of being proud. I thought authoring a book would promote myself.