I’ve been doing the rounds today to announce that my Self-Love Workbook is being published as The Self-Love Rainbow Workbook!
As you know, I’ve created a lot of workbooks. My Etsy shop is full of them. And I’m never critical of their success because I am a firm believer that they will find the people that need them. If I only sell 10 copies, I never worry that it’s not enough.
This feels different though because it’s not just me. There are so many people behind this book and I’m afraid of letting them down. That’s where the fear comes in.
The Story of the Self-Love Rainbow Workbook
Last year a publisher reached out to me. They wanted me to write a book and we tossed around a lot of ideas that were about self-love and self-care. The contract was emailed to me and I was already to sign it and then a voice spoke up loudly in my head.
Is this really what you want to do?
And the answer was no. It felt like what I should do. It felt like the natural progression of what comes next. But the thought of the workload, deadlines, and the whole thing made me feel panicked. I struggled with that feeling for a few days. I asked myself where it came from. If it was fear, imposter syndrome, feeling inadequate – but the truth was – I really just wanted to rest. I was tired. (Coincidentally – my word for 2023, Release, is all about that!)
So I emailed them and said that I was sorry but I would have to turn down the project.
(If you know me and the recovering people-pleaser inside of me you can understand how difficult that was.)
But the publisher was so kind and completely understood and then came back with a counter-offer. They would like to publish my pre-existing Self-Love Workbook. One of my first products ever, the one that really got me started. All I had to do was give them a copy, create some art, approve edits, and ta-da!
That’s how the Self-Love Rainbow workbook was born. It was more work than I thought it would be but it has truly been a labor of love. Watching it come to life in a different way has been magical.
So I’m trying hard to believe in myself and I’m sure as we get closer to the release date the nerves will settle a little bit!
If you read all of this so far – thank you. If you decide to purchase the book – thank you extra. You can also find it on all major book retail websites like Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Chapters, Thriftbooks, Books-A-Million, and Bookshop.org!