Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Insecure Writer and Jealousy
Today is June's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
Today, I'm co-hosting the IWSG, along with Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, and Heather Garner! Be sure to stop by their blogs too.
Why am I an Insecure Writer this month?
First of all, let me preface this post by saying I love you guys. You’ve been incredibly supportive during the past six years of my writing journey, and I’ve learned so much from each of you. A few of you have even been critique partners. So I just want to say, thank you.
Deep down, however, I‘m jealous of you all. (There, I said it out loud)
Every Friday I post the seven best writing links I find during the week. Although some of them explain how to become a better writer, many of them describe how to better market your book. How to grow email lists, how to design a better covers, the proper way to hold a Facebook party for book launches, etc. All useful information—assuming you’ve gotten around to finishing your book, that is. And I haven’t hit that milestone yet. And there's the problem.
I’m a member of For Love Or Money, a Facebook group run by Susan Kaye Quinn, an indie author who’s great at sharing everything she’s learned on the subject of publishing. (If you’re into indie publishing, I highly recommend joining.) In fact, there’s so much good information over there it sometimes bothers me that I can’t take advantage of most of it. I feel like an outsider peeking in through the window.
Up till now, I’ve been content with simply enjoying the journey to publication, but that contentment is wearing a bit thin these days. I’m tired of hearing about everyone else’s Facebook parties. I’m tired of hearing about cover reveals. Heck, I'm tired of seeing blog tours everywhere I go. You industrious writers are driving me crazy.
I know I’ll eventually finish my book, but man, the wait is killing me.
Oh, by the way. Be sure to stop by here next Wednesday when I'll be honored to be one of the stops for Chrys Fey's Seismic Crimes blog tour. Hey, just because I'm jealous doesn't mean I can't help out a fellow writer. If I could write like she does, I'm sure I'd already have finished my book by now.