Wednesday, November 4, 2015
IWSG# I'm insecure, how about you?
Happy Insecure Writer's Support Group day! Yup, once a month a bunch of writers all post our fears, hopes, dreams, screaming-mimi's-that-wake-you-up-in-the-middle-of the-night-that-cause-you-to-eat-things-you-will-regret-in-the-morning- that sort of thing.
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So I thought about what to post today, and thought I'd keep it short and sweet- I'm freaked out and insecure.
I LOVE writing (most of the time anyway ;)). I love jumping in and finding out what will happen to my characters, who they'll meet, what will blow up in their faces. I love having written. Reading a chapter and thinking, "Damn! That was fun!"
It's all the other stuff that freaks me out. Marketing, promo, blah,blah,blah. I'm on a lot of writing groups on Face Book including a few business oriented ones. One of them consistently freaks me out.
The guy behind it really seems to know what he's talking about, but when people are flinging around terms ROI, AMMY, etc- I run away screaming and pretty much figure my poor little drunken faeries are just going to go on being under-exposed.
Being Independent is great in many ways, exposure and marketing are not two of them.
So, on this Insecure Writer's day, I sit here being very insecure about my ability to get the word out about my books, without having a screaming fit and breakdown.
How about you? Love promo? Hate it? Want to shove it in a dark closet until it promises to be nice?
Happy IWSG day!!!