The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a mouthy bloghop where writers are welcome to relax, sit or lay down in a chair, and let out their feelings without fear of judgement, and I'd like to thank our host, Alex J. Cavanaugh for keeping this group going for so long. It's been a tremendous help so far, and I'm glad to be a part of this.
What do I have to be insecure about this month? I had a few things in mind, but receiving a contract offer has spun things around and that is what my insecure thought for the month turned into. What? Insecure about getting an offer? I should be bouncing off the walls and shouting from the rooftops. Well, my walls aren't that strong and there's ice on my roof - one slip and no more books from me. I am excited, but I have a good reason to worry.
I was told that, now that I have an offer, my life will never be the same. This is the truth. I've accepted that, but it will never be the same in what way? Before I even thought about it, members of my family warned me not to let this deal get to my head. Others have expressed their concern about an inflated ego. Point is, I've met a lot of amazing authors - many of them from around here are the coolest and most generous people I've ever known - but I have also met authors who are into themselves WAY more than anyone else is.
I have no desire to become that kind of author, or person, and so I make this pledge that no matter what happens from here on, I will stay as I am, an ever-striving to be awesome dude who will do his best to put others first before himself. Honestly, what am I without you guys? I'd be squat. I will never forget that. Yep. I said never.
Have you had this concern before? Have you met someone with an inflated ego? What's your method of curbing your enthusiasm?
I'm David, and how would it be if zombies lived among us?
Walking Dead this Sunday, yo!