Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Insecure Writer's Support Group
Okay, so this post is to announce my new membership to a very appropriately named writing group. At least, for me, anyway. Thank you for including me, Alex! You should go check it out http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com I'm excited to be a new member and with the results of my first mini-blog tour I'd be lying if I said I wasn't feeling just a tad...insecure. Honestly, my first knee-jerk reaction was that I was a huge, complete and total failure. Once I took a minute, or maybe more like seventy-two hours, I realized that I needed to re-asses my paradigm of success vs. failure. Was I really a failure? I'd written a book while working a full-time job and raising a family. I took my private idea and secret, burning, desire and shared it with the whole wide world. Was that really being a failure? All right, so I wasn't selling copy after downloaded copy and my status bar on Amazon wasn't changing often, but do those statistics equate to failure? Once I got out of my own way and took serious stock of my situation, I realized I wasn't a failure. I made some excellent contacts with many bloggers who now know who I am, and are interested in developing a working relationship with me for future books. Really? I did? Sounds pretty successful to me.
I know I still have much to learn, ahem...make that... a lot to learn, but I'm headed in the right direction and feeling insecure is all part of the process. It's the journey that's important and the lessons you learn along the way even more important, not just the destination. Although, I can see my destination, a little more clearly now, far away on the horizon, but it's there...waiting for me to continue on my journey.