Thank you to the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh and his brainchild of the IWSG! Press on Alex's name to join this wonderful group of author's that post their insecurities each month. This month Alex's co-hosts are Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd. Alex has a big announcement for all this month!
Strictly in the writing category, this has been a month of critical and excellent reviews on my debut novel. I was thrilled to read Lynda Youngs recent blog post on how to approach our book reviews. She helped me with an attitude adjustment and to put them in prospective.
Also, I don't hear trumpets or horns blowing on becoming an author. I feel exactly the same. Inept and still floundering through my writing.
Needless to say I am very happy to have experienced my very first book signing and a a full page article in our local Bee Newspaper, picture and all. I was actually quite relaxed for the signing. Except, if it wasn't for my remarkable large family and friends, I believe only two unknown people showed for the signing.
I am excited about my new wip. By setting goals for myself I've reached the halfway point in one month's time and hoped to finish the first draft by November 1st. This is my problem, I'm one of those weird people who needs complete quiet to concentrate. And I can't just sit down and start typing away, I need to reread some of the manuscript and adjust my brain for the chapters ahead.
I need to lock myself away into a log cabin somewhere in the wilderness to be alone for a week to get something done. How do author's who have full time jobs and young families find the time to pump out books. These author's truly amaze me.
What's your writer's insecurities?