Episode 323: I Hate My Book

Show Notes

This week, Vicky and Joe consider what would happen if Vicky had got eaten by a bear in Canada, then wander onto the subject of how mean Joe is. Eventually, they get to the heart of things and dig into a really useful episode. If you’ve ever thought “I hate my book!” or “I hate my writing!” this is for you, because while all feelings are valid, they’re not always useful if left at that. So listen in and find out how to dig into those feelings and turn them into something useful so you can get back to that book you want to write.

 Key Points

  • [2:40] Joe’s been mean to Vicky lately :(.
  • [12:00] Is it ethical to buy a human skull?
  • [16:25] Hate is a strong word, but it’s sometimes a very necessary word.
  • [18:45] Why do some people just hate their book?
  • [22:45] If you really hate your book, then why do you want to write it? Why not just stop?
  • [25:00] if you don’t want to do this anymore, then don’t, but really walk away from that book for good. Don’t leave it up to ‘sometime later’.
  • [30:00] Writing a book is hard.
  • [34:45] Want to work with Vicky? She’s got only two slots left.

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Book Breakthrough Jam


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The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Kindle Edition by Richard Osman

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us by Will Storr

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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Start Writing Your Book Today

If you want to learn more about how to write, self-publish, and market a book for your business, snaffle yourself a copy of How The Hell Do You Write A Book? Then check out the blog and podcast for more articles and guides. If you want a little (or a lot) more help, find out how you can work with me.

About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

About the Author Vicky Fraser