It's the first Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means! It's time to convene another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group! Alex J. Cavanaugh is the brilliant mind behind this group, and this month, the following minions are assisting him: Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia.
Don't forget to visit the IWSG website!
This past month has been a busy one for me. I released my novella A Silent Soliloquy and my free short story collection Cosmic Seasoning. If I've learned anything over the past month, marketing is one of the hardest parts about being a writer. I've never been the best at drawing attention to myself, and repeatedly mentioning that I have a book for sale makes me feel as if I'm in the middle of a crowded dance floor waving my arms and shouting "look at me, look at me!"
That issue aside, I'm glad I put myself out there. Now that I've done it, I feel less apprehensive about the prospect of publishing other work in the future.
I just started writing a follow-up to A Silent Soliloquy, and I'm pleased with how its going so far. I can't say too much without spoiling things, so I'll just leave it at that for now.
So, yeah, I'm not feeling all that insecure this month. I guess I'm keeping too busy for the insecurity to have a chance to sink in.
What are your insecurities this month?