As always, a great, big, HUGE thank you to Alex for putting this group together and letting it run wild and free :).
My insecurities this month are Everest. I am the world's worst self promoter. The IWSG Anthology: The Mysteries of Death and Life has been one huge lesson and one that I'm still grappling with. Let me say now with utmost sincerity: I am among giants! The other authors in this Anthology are amazing at marketing, at coming up with promotional ideas, and at getting balls rolling, whips cracking, and every other "forward moving" cliche you can think of. I am humbled and eternally grateful for their genius and their patience. The M.E. flared up the past two weeks with a vengeance and I've been couch bound every afternoon after work and each weekend. The pain is one thing: I can deal with that. It's the debilitating fatigue that keeps me from even getting online that is hard to handle. Along with feeling insecure, I've felt inadequate, frustrated, angry, and far, far behind.
TELL ME: How do you handle book promotions? Do you prefer the online to the personal or the other way around? What are your feelings on marketing and promotion? Is there a University for Clueless Writers? If so, send me the info :D.
ALSO: How do you handle setbacks due to health? If you have a chronic illness (or, God forbid, an Auto-Immune disease like me), how do you find the grace to allow yourself the room you need to get over the flare-ups and speed bumps?
I'm learning to have GRACE for myself. I'm learning to ASK this disease what it is trying to teach me. I'm also learning how to let others take the reigns and guide. Thank you, thank you, thank you EVERY ANTHOLOGY AUTHOR. You know who you are!
And with THAT said...
... WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!!!
The Insecure Writer's Support Group's soon to be anthology, The Mysteries of Death and Life now has it's very own website! On Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life you'll learn more about the authors, about our stories, and read up on topics pertaining to our theme. Join us as we count down to the publication of the Anthology in May!!
aaannd MORE confetti tacos!!!
Happy Writing, Dear Readers!