The Insecure Writer's Support Group (or IWSG) is a wonderful group put together by the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh (which now has an equally cool Facebook group).
The first Wednesday of each month is the perfect opportunity to share my insecurities on the #IWSG therapy couch, get encouragement and support about such insecurities, and to read how other writers are faring.
I am attending a book conference, where I will have an exhibitor table for two days and a signing table for one, and a strictly author signing event this summer.
My biggest fear... what if nobody stops by to talk to me? What if they walk by, and as soon as I smile, they look down and run away?
Even more daunting... they stop to talk, but veer away from any attempts to talk about the book?
I love people and interacting with them. I can talk all day and enjoy it. But, in all honesty, my job there is to get the word out about my book. I've thought about swag, but I notice a lot of people pick it up and keep going. Swag often is treated like McDonalds toys -- Moms, you know what I mean here -- it's a new, shiny object for a day, and then it gets tossed.