Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer's Support Group gives bloggers a monthly chance to express their concerns, worries, and insecurities without fear of reprisal. It's a seriously big group now, and with well over 300 participants, it shows no signs of slowing down! I'd like to thank Alex for keeping this group going for so long, as it has proved wonderful in the supporting of fellow authors and the revealing of needed and sound advice.
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My apologies if you've already visited and saw my unfinished post. I usually sent my post up early and finish them the night before they go live. Alas, I was struck by a fever late afternoon yesterday and crashed super early. Fevers tend to make me forget stuff ...
I'm not much better this morning, so I'll keep it super short.
Aside from my health today, I have little to be insecure about. Or is this true? I've been in full-editing mode for a while now, and I love it! It's given me a taste of what being a full-time writer feels like. Been polishing first 100 pages of a new WOVEN book with awesomeness. I'm basically double employed right now, and it's only a matter of time to see if these late nights will pay off. So, getting to the heart of the post, my zombie novel I've told you about is on submission!
This is my first time submitting a solo project with an agent. And it's a different experience going about the process without a co-author, so there is that lingering insecurity that publishers won't bite. The zombie market is saturated at the moment, so let's hope that the angle I applied is unique enough to generate some interest.
At the same time, I'm a little too feverish to be fully insecure, let alone aware of my surroundings, so I'm going to go take it easy.
Until next time, keep the sick bay fully stocked!
How do you juggle life and full-editing mode? How do you keep calm when your work goes on submission? Is that a pink elephant?
I'm David, and yeah, no, can't think of anything witty today...