Understanding. As a noun, it means having an agreement, an interpretation or belief. It’s also how we perceive things to be. As an adjective it means being sympathetic and kind. Thoughtful even. In the world of addiction, we need to lean heavily on both the adjective and the noun.Read More
Typically as the colder weather sets in, I write more. I get home from work, throw on my warm and wonderful sweatpants and a comfy long-sleeved shirt and start writing. Sometimes it’s a blog post. Sometimes it’s writing through my volunteer work, and then of course, there’s my latest WIP: A daily reader.Read More
Trust is such a small but powerful word. I’m sure I’m not the first person to observe that the word rust is wrapped up in there. That’s what happened to some of us, isn’t it? The trust eroded away to expose the rust. Sometimes slowly. Other times battered by hurricane force winds. All that was left were rusted shells of our former selves. Can we come back from that damage? Yes. It’s not easy and it takes both people in the relationship to make that happen.Read More
Most of you know that I love to watch comedies. Comedies and reality shows are some of my favorite forms of entertainment. I suppose some reality shows can be considered comedy because they’re so over-the-top scripted, they’ve gotten too ridiculous to watch, even for me. Still, I enjoy a select few. Especially when I’m laid out with a migraine.Read More
It’s November! The month of turkey-day…well, for those of us in the USA. It’s the month of breaking out the Christmas decorations while our bellies are full of said turkey. For many of you, it means the month of NaNo.
For me, it means beginning a new writing project. If you shift your gaze to the right, you’ll see my latest release, Steps Along Our Shore has been released. Quietly. Despite my large personality, this is one area that I still struggle in: self-promotion.
I’m a bit nervous about the release because I added some stuff after I got it back from my critique partner (sorry Pat) so there’s no telling the amount of dropped words and grammar mistakes I made before I hit publish. But I know I did my best and that’s what’s important, right? My message will resonate through my poor editing.
My new project will be a daily reader. As I pondered on what I wanted to do next, I remembered all those days when I was too traumatized to think straight. When I was weeping uncontrollably, my heart exploding through my chest, and I couldn’t express how I felt because my emotions were too frazzled. I used to pick up a daily reader from my anon program and pick a random passage to read. I read those passages until I was calm again. In that spirit, I want to write my own. I’m sure it will take me at least two years to complete just like my other books and that’s fine with me.
I write in the hopes to help others. So, for the next three days, my new book will be free on Kindle.
Are you gearing up for the holidays? Are you participating in NaNo? Are you a bundle of nerves when your book is released? How do you self-promote?
Good luck to all of you participating in the NaNo!
This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Its purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! A big thank you to Alex Cavanaugh for making all of this possible. You rock!