Louise Wiles took part in the very first 10-day Business Book Proposal Challenge. As the deadline approached to submit the completed proposal for a chance to win a publishing deal, she hesitated.
"I haven't sent it in. Am I going to send it in? Oh, I'm not sure."
In the end, encouraged by her husband, she submitted it. Which is lucky, as it turned out to be one of the winners.
In this week's episode, Louise describes how she and her business partner and coauthor Evelyn Simpson set up Thriving Abroad without ever having met in person, how she overcame the resistance and fear of putting the book out into the world at every stage, from initial proposal to just three weeks before publication, and what she'd do differently next time round.
If you're struggling with self-doubt and resistance as you write your book, this is for you.