I struggle with perfectionism.
Nothing is ever good enough.
I had to learn to be proud, even when I kept noticing all the things that were wrong or could be better.
That's why my book going into production is a big step for me.
Your book going into production means you can't make big changes anymore, and that means anxiety. It's freaking scary for a perfectionist like me. It literally would wake me up at night, because I always believe it can be better.
There's still many things to do, but we're now entering a far more predictable phase of the book (at least so I hope, what do I know as it is my first book).
The title changed. The subtitle is different. And there is also a new cover photo that relates to my childhood.
This is it. I feel proud.
A labor of love and insanity. More than 3 years of working at night and limiting my social interactions (sorry friends!).
Congrats, Maarten! As a recovering perfectionist myself, I feel your pain. Looking forward to buying and reading your book.
A huge step forward, Maarten! Congrats 🍾🎈🎉🎊. Just remember- this is only your first book.
I’ve been told the process gets easier. 🙂