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No, no, no! I’m not ready for it to be the first Wednesday of the month, because I’m too insecure to write about being insecure.
Or maybe I just have the winter blues and need to take another long walk through the woods. A bit of all of the above, I suspect.
Last time, I talked about my insecurities for my then upcoming book, Bend, Don’t Break. This month, I’m happy to report that my freaking out was useless. There were some readers who were disappointed because it wasn’t as dark as the first book, because it had a different feel from the first book, or because my hero and heroin were separated for the first big chunk…. there’s always something.
However, there was also a large chunk who liked it better than the first book and many who liked them equally. Overall that’s a total win! Will it keep me from freaking out about the next book? Oh, I suspect not, but it goes to show yet again, that you’ll never please everyone and all you can do is follow your gut.
I’m supposedly taking this month off, but for me that means I’m not setting any hard deadlines (except maybe getting everything ready for taxes, which I’m sure will be awesome ). Instead, I want to try to focus on being more sociable–possibly the most terrifying part of any project when you have social anxiety.
So, hello world! I’m trying to get to know you better. 🙂
It’s easy writing characters and their conversations and reactions, but when it’s me on the line and real people interactions…. yeah, not so much. I have no idea what to say, how to start a conversation, or where to go after the conversation begins. I’m sure I’m not the only socially awkward person out there–where are you fellow anxious people?
Okay, I think that’s enough yammering on for one month. I’ll see you all on your blogs and in the comments. 🙂