Wednesday, November 7, 2018

IWSG...

I'm back to the IWSG post! Woohoo! If you want to know more about this or want to find the list of other participants, please visit Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog here.

This month, the optional question is:

How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I am choosing to do my own insecure thing this month.

Over the last few years, I have quietly been working with Midian Entertainment on a massive project. It hasn't been until recently that we've been allowed to share, do book cover reveals, etc.

My role in all of this is basically a writer, an editor, a publisher, and an adviser. I'm also currently acting as a marketing manager, trying to build a following on Twitter without really having given the public much to look at and go all on faith.

I wear a lot of hats. My writing has sort of come to a standstill due to multiple reasons. I'm not complaining, I'm just wanting to get back to it.

My constant fear is, will everything I've done be good enough? Will this just bomb entirely and if it does, how will it affect me? I'm pretty sure I know how it will affect me...  and it won't be good.

I have grown as a writer over the last several years. I've worked to hone my craft. I just haven't been able to put anything out into the world until now to prove that. So will I still be viewed as a hack fantasy writer who couldn't cut it so she self published? I still don't have the third book finished! Which... is in the works.

See? Lots of insecurities as I step into these new roles in my writing career.

How about you? Comment down below. And don't forget to visit the other participants!

Have a great day!

7 comments:

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You've worked hard on your project, and now it's time to let it go and make room for new ones. Easier said than done, I know. :)

Good luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot to take on. Just do what you can and do your best and it will be enough.

Joey Resciniti said...

Put your faith in the work and remind yourself that it's enough to know that you've done your best. Go get 'em!

The Cynical Sailor said...

It's a shame that self-published authors (including myself) feel like people will think we're not good enough because we went down that route. I often wonder how many readers actually distinguish between traditional authors and self-published ones. Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate - you should be proud of what you've accomplished. The other stuff will come in good time.

Cheers - Ellen

Rosemary Johnson said...

Well done. You're still in the entertainment industry, even if you're not actually writing.

Fundy Blue said...

It sounds to me like you've accomplished a lot, Mel. Block all those insecurities out ~ You've done your best ~ Work on that third book. I don't view people who have self-published as hacks. Times have changed! All the best to you!

Unknown said...

I was sick yesterday and didn't get a chance to look or respond to these comments. Now that I have... you are all amazing and thank you so much for your support! I'll be dropping by later to read your posts and cheer you all on! <3