The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is the brilliant idea of Alex J. Cavanaugh.
The purpose of the group is to share doubts and insecurities and to encourage one another. Please visit the other participants and share your support. Sometimes all it takes is one kind word to boost someone’s confidence.
I have been standing on the sidelines for a long time with this group. Many of my blogging friends post each month and I enjoy reading about their insecurities. And to be honest, I can relate to almost every post.
This month I’ve decided to take the plunge and join in and share my own insecurity. Besides being shy about joining this group, today I would like to share my latest insecurity. Tomorrow I’m launching a sale of my novel, A Woman Lost. The thoughts whirling in my head are: “Will it sale?” “Will I garner more reviews?” “Will the people who buy it really want to read it?” “Will they like it?”
Of course, these are all the same thoughts I had when I first released the novel. It’s amazing how I keep torturing myself with the same fears. Luckily I’ll be in the midst of a move during the sale so I’ll be too busy to check numbers every hour or so. I didn’t plan the sale to coincide with moving to a new flat, but life sometimes changes our plans for us. At least I’ll be so busy I won’t torture myself the entire time with my fears.
Before I go I would like to thank many of the members of IWSG who have encouraged me to join the group. I’ve found many of the members to be wonderful and supportive. Thanks for welcoming me.