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
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Susan Baury Rouchard, Nancy Gideon, Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Hawes, Chemist Ken, and Chrys Fey!
How are all my blogger friends and writers coping through this pandemic? So far, my immediate family has been spared. But my sister had covid in the beginning of March, terribly sick for 3 weeks. Her 2 children living at home with her both tested positive, yet had little or no symptoms. Her husband tested negative. Strange. Then my cousin was hospitalized with the virus. Day by day, she was getting worse, to the point where she realized it was time to write her children goodbye letters because the next procedure was the ventilator. The doctor asked her if she'd be willing to try an experimental drug. At this point, who wouldn't? 3 days later she was home recuperating.
It was Hydroxychloroquine.
There are various medicines for the same maladies. What works for 1 person, doesn't help another. All our bodies work differently.
On July 6th I published my 8th book with CHBB. It did well those first few weeks. Marly in Pieces made it to the top ranking spot: #1 on Amazon in its category. I was happily surprised. But, for me, getting it to remain in the top 100 is problematic. This marketing stuff gets me every time. If anyone has any brilliant marketing tools, please let me know.
Self-doubt, in regards to writing, likes to burrow into me every chance it gets. With that said, if you are a new writer, someone who hasn't taken that leap of putting your work into the world, remember, you are never alone with your anxieties. ALL writers are in this struggle together.
I have to remember my own word of advice:Perseverance.
STAY SAFE & STAY HEALTHY