Today is the first Wednesday in January which means it’s time for the Insecure Writers Support Group post which happens on the first Wednesday of each month. Blogger extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh created and runs the online support group. You can find sign up details HERE. He created it for writers to talk about their insecurities within a group of peers who understand and the group also write supportive and helpful posts.
Today I’m not sure what I’m supposed to write. I’m kind of stuck in the middle of the two areas at the moment. Between anxious and insecure because just under two weeks ago I released my first baby into the world. So what writer isn’t going to be insecure as they watch and wait and read reviews.
But the reviews that are coming in – after only two weeks, so there’s plenty of time for things to change – are good. They’re positive. That baby I let go of. It’s holding it’s own in the world. It didn’t need me to coddle it anymore. So maybe I should be writing something positive. After all, I know I am going to write a couple of how-to posts on uploading to Amazon etc as I did it all myself. But right now, it feels too soon.
So I’m sitting in the middle. A kind of no mans land if you will. Watching. Waiting. Wondering which way the wind will blow. And then, only then, can I have the confidence to write a post about how I feel or about how I did it.
For now, I’m holding my breath and have no words….