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Um, about those Facebook videos...

{Photo credit: Andrea Gibson}

I prefer blogging instead of doing Facebook Live videos for my business. In fact, I hate doing videos because I don't think I'm very good at them. I sometimes say "uhh" and "um" too much and my sentences start to trail off when my mind is going faster than my mouth.

When you're live, there's only so many times you can stop and start over again without looking foolish. In order to finish each video, I give up the notion of perfect and I go for good enough and key point delivered.

I think I've gotten better.

Despite not liking to videos, I know what I have to share can help someone get their book done in less time and less stress. I know videos sometimes have a wider reach.

When you're writing a book with plans to publish, you have to be willing to put yourself out "there". There is out into the world. No matter how uncomfortable if feels. Sometimes, it won't be perfect, but when the objectives are met, your reader keeps reading and gets the message.

The first step however is to stop hiding out. Stop wondering "Who am I to write a book?" and instead ask "Who am I not to write a book?"

What you have to say can help others who are struggling right now. Writing is a skill that can be developed with practice - it's easier when you get your thoughts organized first.

Stop hiding out and get to work.

Make the videos. Write the blog. Do the book.

What you say matters.

What you do matters even more.

Alicia N. Ingram is a ghostwriter and book editor that helps aspiring authors start AND finish their books. She is also the author of "Finally Get Your Book Done: A 5-Step Guide for Finding the Time, Focus and Consistency" To request a free copy, go to

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