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My 5 Biggest Mistakes In Series Writing & Publishing (How To Plan & Write A Series, #6)

August 9, 2020 by Sarra Cannon

Self-Publishing Tips | Writing Tips

To say I’ve made some big mistakes over the course of my career would be an understatement. I have really made some bad choices and mistakes over the past decade in indie publishing my various series, and I am going to spill the tea on myself today in hopes that my mistakes will help you make better ones for yourself.

Some of these mistakes are things I did with the actual writing of the books, while others are marketing and strategy mistakes.

Avoid These 6 Big Mistakes When Writing A Series

It’s not always easy to reflect on the biggest mistakes, and it’s certainly not easy to lay them out for everyone to see.

At the same time, though, I think it’s incredibly important to show that you can be a success despite making mistakes.

So often, we put a tremendous amount of pressure on ourselves to be perfect. In fact, we sometimes put so much pressure on this idea of perfection that we fail to publish or take any action at all.

If you take nothing else away from this video, I hope you hear this.

Don’t get so stressed about what mistakes you might make that you don’t get in the game.

I hope you can see through my story that I’m happy and I feel very much like a success despite all of these big mistakes.

In my next video, I’m going to present some opposite information as we discuss the Best Practices for Marketing and Publishing a series. I hope you’ll subscribe to my YouTube channel and sign up for my newsletter to continue on with this series.

If you’re new to this set of videos, you can start with this post and video on the Different Types of series, or find the entire YouTube Playlist on Writing a Series here.

Publish And Thrive Begins Tomorrow!

The next round of my self-publishing course begins tomorrow, August 10th! I will close registration around noon eastern tomorrow, so if you’d like to join us, now is your chance!

This course will give you all of the information you need to successfully get started in self-publishing. In addition to all of the fundamentals like creating vendor accounts, royalties, cover art, formatting, and business setup, we’ll also discuss marketing strategies and the mindset that will help you to thrive no matter what setbacks you may hit along the way.

Read more about Publish And Thrive and sign up now, before the doors close! I only run this course once or twice a year, so this is our last round for 2020.

Interested in my HB90 Bootcamp, too?

Until tomorrow, I also have a special “Thriving Author Course Bundle” where you can get Publish And Thrive AND my HB90 Bootcamp for $99 off the total price of both courses.

Learn more about the course bundle here.

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    Sarra Cannon

    Hi, I'm Sarra!

    I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.


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