Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group - May 2014

This group posts every first Wednesday of each month.
Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to IWSG page and display the badge in your post.

Thank you to our host, Alex J. Cavanaugh and today's co-hosts: Mark Koopmans, Joylene Nowell Butler, Elsie, and Lisa Buie-Collard! Please stop by their sites and thank them for helping today.

Getting nervous about your work never goes away. It doesn't matter if you're Stephen King or a first time author. (And if the pro's say they'er not nervous, I still won't believe them).
I'm in the final stages of prepping a new release for July 22nd and each morning my stomach twists at the thought.
This one's special.
It's emotional.
It's got a lot of me in it.
Letting go will not be easy. I keep thinking what else I can do to help it fly and I'm blank. I feel like I'm standing on a stage, and instead of picturing the audience naked, I am.

So, that's my insecurity for this month. Getting over that nervousness :)

What are your insecurities today? How nervous are you when launching a book?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Believe me, it never goes away.
Congratulations on your upcoming release. If it has a lot of you in it, then it's bound to be very powerful.
And thanks for being the most consistent IWSG poster!

Nick Wilford said...

Well, I'm not at that point yet. But it's like a child. You can't bear for it to be criticised. Just need to do your best, and have pride in what you've achieved.

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

Congratulations for finishing the book. It's the excitement that is also mingling. Enjoy the feeling.

If you're touring let me know and you can come on my blog.

All the best.

Elizabeth Hein said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release. Try to relax and enjoy this moment just before you walk out on the stage. Maybe your nervousness can propel you to perform at your best.
Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling in the Storage Room

Annalisa Crawford said...

Your new books sounds very intriguing. Good luck with the preparations! And no, I don't believe there's anyone who doesn't get struck by nerves the moment their book goes on sale!

DL Hammons said...

If you don't have knots in your stomach, you're doing something wrong! :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Nervousness? Always and about anything that could be anything. Such as ... marketing, presenting... book signing. Nervousness is part of human nature even in the smallest degree. I'm with you too if someone says they aren't nervous. ha...