How authors can overcome their doubt

Filed in Author Inspirations by on November 21, 2014 4 Comments

doubtRecently, I’ve been blessed to work with a number of authors in one-on-one coaching sessions. In helping them begin their publishing journeys, I’ve needed to help them overcome the obstacles of doubt and lack of confidence. Despite having excellent ideas for their writing, many struggled in thinking their book would ever matter.

I noticed four areas where lack of confidence was most evident:

  • Doubt in their writing abilities.
  • Doubt in their message or story.
  • Doubt their book would ever sell.
  • Doubt their book would have an impact on the lives of others.

Do you sometimes feel these too?

One aspect we enjoy the most here at Xulon is taking the time to listen and help authors see there’s no reason to lack confidence in anything the Lord has asked them to do. I believe greatly that people need coaches and cheerleaders to inspire them and build them up. We are confident in you and your writing. Stay strong in that faith and allow us to help you slay each doubt.

I encourage you to call one of our Publishing Consultants today at 1-866-381-2665 and let them put together a plan to help you get on the road to becoming a published author this year.


Don Newman
Director of Acquisitions


About the Author ()

Donald Newman, Director of Sales for Xulon Press, has over 20 years experience working with Christian authors and editors. As a Pastor for that same time, Don truly believes that every Christian book has the ability to minister to each one who reads it. "You just never know what a book can do. One book can change thousands of lives and other times we see where one book can change one life that changes thousands of lives. Just look at the many books that have touched more than one generation. Nothing has the ability of touching many generations for God like a well written Christian book." Don leads and manages the sales team at Xulon with this one thought in mind..."Books change lives everyday". At Xulon Press we are in the business of changing lives, one book at a time.

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  1. avatar Barbara L. Vanderstel says:

    Don Newman always finds a way to encourage the new authors. He certainly encouraged me when I wrote my books A Book Of LOVE in 2012 and my new release FRONT PORCH
    TALES this year 2014 with my husband as Illustrater
    A great 70 years young birthday experience this year
    He satisfies my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed like the Eagles
    Psalm. 103:5
    Thanks Donald and the rest of the Xulon team
    How is your book coming?

  2. avatar Shirley says:

    Thank you, Donald. At 78, I needed to read this encouragement to press through my doubts you so pointedly listed….and unfortunately I am mired in. Time is not standing still and I must be about my Father’s business quickly. Thanks again for the breath of hope.

  3. avatar Ross Pollock says:

    I am a 71 year old rancher that God has taken from working with cows to working with people.
    Four years ago God called us to start a Cowboy Church in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    I saw the ad for Xulon Press on Bible Gateway and decided to phone. I talked with Cari Caryl and she was very encouraging and helpful. I am excited about what God is leading me into next.

    I am looking forward to working with Xulon Press.

    Ross Pollock

  4. Blessings Pastor Newman:

    I have been researching xulon press and seen the great alternatives offer to new authors and read different inspiring stories that are making me more enthusiastic to become part of this great Christian driven company. For years writing has been one of greatest passion. I need coaching in this new exciting journey. I am the founder of Let The kids Come To Christ Ministry. I look forward in getting the opportunity to speak to one that can help me published my first book. Many blessings today and always.

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