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Insecure Writer’s Support Group #IWSG

Inspiration in Strange Places

Hey, fellow writers! *waves* 

My main insecurity this month is my book sales. Two words: They suck. 😉 

Hope you published authors out there are doing better!

But I am enjoying writing my current work-in-progress: a New Adult volleyball romance titled Blocked

I have fun finding inspiration in strange places, like my volleyball board on Pinterest. I’m proud that I worked this quote into my novel:


Where do you find random inspiration?

I’m not sure if any IWSGers will attend the New Adult Sleepover Weekend December 6-8 in Savannah, Georgia, but I WILL BE THERE! I’m super stoked to party with authors and readers.

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Insecurity and Impatience

I came across a great TED talk by social worker Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability. Courage is showing others who we are with our whole heart. The only way to connect with others is by showing them our vulnerabilities.

Since the above talk is 20 minutes and I know we’re all busy hopping blogs for the Insecure Writers Support Group, here is a 5 minute presentation by Dr. Brown about the joys of imperfection.

Power of vulnerability?

Joys of imperfection?

Wha?

I’m here today to share with you some of my vulnerabilities, including insecurity and impatience. That’s what happens in support groups, right? 😉

In an earlier IWSG post I mentioned that my book sales had improved once my publisher lowered my ebook prices to $2.99. Unfortunately sales have slowed since then. Like, real slooow. Has anyone else noticed sales dipping?

While it’s incredible to witness some books killing it (especially Wallbanger by Alice Clayton–released from my small publisher Omnific)–I feel insecure to compare that wild success to my little author hobby.

What are your insecurities?

I’m also mired in IMPATIENCE. Can you believe how long it takes to write a novel? I’ve been working on my WIP for a year and I’m still not done. I hoped to finish by now, when the ten weeks of The Next Best Thing ended. (Oh, that’s another imperfection–I’m terribly behind with this meme.)

The good news is that I’m at 89,000 words. I will finish On Best Behavior!

What makes you impatient?

GIVEAWAYS!!!

Omnific Publishing hosts a Holiday Without Rules Kindles Full of Books Giveaway. My publisher will give away THREE Kindles, people! Loaded with our books. Enter HERE. And join us for the Author Author Blog Bounce too.

Are you stressed out from stringing Christmas lights and knocking back too much Egg Nog? Visit Kate Evangelista’s blog where I provide tips for “Maintaining Sanity for the Holidays“. I’m also giving away my YA swimming romance Streamline.