I looked over and over the book at least a couple dozen times, but there's something said for another set of eyes, and a professional set at that. As I end my sentence with a pronoun. Yeah, I can see why I needed a proofreader.
Something changed inside of me after hiring Shalee. It upleveled me. I felt more confident and more professional as I was acting like a real author. I was taking myself and my work seriously. I was investing in my work. I believed in my book enough to hire someone. Most importantly I believed in myself. This is a big deal for me as I'm unfortunately continually working on a tight budget and not to mention frugal. Every venture I've pursued I've basically done everything myself, none of which has anything to do with being controlling. I thought I was supposed to do everything myself and just grind, but from listening to "You are a Badass" by Jen Sincero, I learned you operate at a higher frequency when you outsource some of your work and I believe it!
I look at it now as my responsibility to outsource work as it helps free up my energy so I can perform better and be in a better position to share my gifts. For years, I've felt like I've been running a hamster wheel. Continually working, exhausting myself and not getting anywhere. This had to stop and I believe getting help is the answer.
WHILE IT MAY NOT BE THE BEST TIME TO RELEASE A BOOK, TIMING IS RIGHT WITHIN ME
I would have saved so much time, because as mentioned I looked over the book so many times and created a huge PDF which took months to put together, if I just hired someone from the beginning. Yet while this bothers me, I can't help but think this book is coming out exactly when it's suppose to. I have to believe in the timeline He has for me, and I don't think I was in a place of emotional strength before to be able to handle a book release. I'm now in a place where no matter its acceptance, it's not going to affect my self worth and it's not a mark of my talent. Nor will I let it deter me from continuing to design dishes!
BACK TO THE DISH...