Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group

First Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for IWSG.

Today's co-hosts are Allison Gammons,Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend! 

This is also the first day after ASSASSIN'S HEART is out in the world. I am officially a published novelist.

And, yeah. There's a TON of insecurity there. Most of it still needs unpacking of course. But I think I have the same worries as every other author in the world:

Will people like it?
Will it sell?
Will it find its audience?

I mean, I know it will find it's audience and someone will like it. There are already great reviews for it, both trade and just regular ol' peeps who got an early copy. And that's fantastic. So I guess that's less of a worry and more of a hope. That it finds the people who will like it or love it. I'm pretty sure teen Sarah would have been all over this book if she'd had it back in the day.

So, yeah. I mean, the rest of it, the other worries, are things out of my control. So right now, I'm trying not to let those worries tap me on the shoulder too much, if you know what I mean.

And, also, the work isn't done. There will be edits for Book 2. And I have a MG fantasy to finish drafting and another YA fantasy to start revising. So, there's not a lot of time for worries or insecurities. They'll keep, I'm sure.

Also, the ASSASSIN'S HEART blog tour continues through Friday!

Today there's a review on Dark Fairy Tales and tomorrow there's an interview with main character Lea on Storybook Slayers


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There you go - keep busy writing and you won't have time to be insecure. Besides, most of that is out of your control anyway, so just focus on what you can control.

Christine Rains said...

Congrats! Staying busy is the key. Sometimes, though, I can't stay busy enough.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, congratulations! So excited for you!!!

Nicola said...

Congratulations Sarah!! I'm sure Assassin's Heart will be a success. Continue to enjoy the journey.

Diane Burton said...

You are not alone with those insecurities. Keep on keeping on.

Pat Garcia said...

Congratulations! It must be awesome to experience what you're feeling at the moment. Sure there are insecurities, but you have accomplished a major milestone.
All the best.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats and keep moving forward with your dreams.

dolorah said...

Having a book out there causes insecurities. Writing another one helps. Congrats on the release Sarah.

Juneta Key said...

Congrats on the release. You did it. That was a big step, now keep on writing, Happy Belated IWSG Day
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Sai Santosh said...

To live better in the entire world a country needs to think positively. You can have love quotes for her , or any body to impress which makes the life more comfortable.

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