Since the A-Z Challenge has just ended I think many people may be taking a break from blogging. This month I will be going back to the regular Monday scheduled postings (unless it's the first Wednesday of the month of course) and will try to get back to a normal blogging routine :) Having said that, I'm away from the internet until this evening (Ahhh!) so I won't be able to visit the IWSG group until then.
Alex J. Cavanaugh.
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I've just finished a new project. It will go out to my editor this Friday which means I can come back to this pen name and finally complete my post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy (which I'm very excited about).
As I wait for the other book to be edited, thoughts of failure begin to lurk in my mind. I know the story is good and solid. When I read it over and over again I get excited, it never bores me and it has the same effect on me as if I read it for the first time. Yet, there's a question in the back of my mind: "Will it fail?"
No matter how much I prepare with any novel, including a launch, there's no certainty if the readers will like the book and whether it will be successful (to my own definition of success). I guess I need to do the best job I can and let the dice roll...
How do you deal with failure? What are your insecurities this month?