It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for my Insecure Writer's Support Group post. A huge thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for putting together this group. I appreciate the opportunity to share my insecurities on the #IWSG therapy couch and to read how others are doing.
If I were a nurse, I'd constantly be searching for a patient's pulse. Why do I say that?
In high school, I was never the cool kid. I was what you might call a borderline, a kid who could talk to anyone but never really got invited to parties. When I first set out to create an author platform, I felt much the same way. A wanna-be writer lurking among really cool writers.
With my first book, I didn't expect to have my finger on the pulse. But I was hoping I had learned some things when I finally published my second. I was going to know how to rock promoting that one. Right?
I still feel like I'm finding out about some really cool stuff a little too late--like utopYA. How did I not know about this? This past weekend I saw all my faves posting pics on Facebook about this amazing conference, and ... flatline--I had no clue!
But, at least I have started to find some areas to check for the pulse. I'm no longer frantically searching for it somewhere near the patient's belly.
Because when it comes to writing, I admit it... I kinda wanna be the cool kid.
How do you keep your finger on the pulse?
Wednesdays are also A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) update days.
My Mid-Week Update
Well it's only been two days since I stated my Round 3 goals, but...
Write. Write. Write.
I spent one hour yesterday putting thoughts to paper for Chasing Memories, Book 2. It's a start.
I just signed up for a Back to School Book Sale August 12-18 and an Indie-Celebration month in September. More to come on both soon! Plus, I completed four out of ten of my guest post/interviews for my upcoming Chasing Memories book tour. High-fiving myself. Oh wait, that's not what cool kids do.
Well, I posted Monday and this is Wednesday, so MWF here I come.
Now, I just need to get my ROW80 sponsor guest post done. It's coming, Kait. Promise.