Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Getting the Jitters

Morning everyone. I've got the jitters and, as usual, Alex J Cavanaugh has the solution.


On the first Wednesday of every month everyone signed up to Insecure Writer's Support Group can express their writing worries. (If you're interested in joining, click on the link).


Yep I'm getting the jitters. 

  • I have one book published and although it's traditionally published, the major marketing for it lies with me. And I suck at marketing. 
  • I have a book with another publisher getting ready for edits and I'm nervous about the editor's comments (worse scenario: major rewrite I'm afraid, Susan Roebuck, you got it all wrong). 
  • And I'm writing a third novel which is giving me crisis after crisis of confidence: it'll never be as good as my first novel, the plot's not working, I can't get into the heads of the characters, I'm rambling. 



Do you know? After writing all that, I think it is all a clear example of "the more you know, the less you think you know". Does that make sense? Probably not... :-(



20 comments:

  1. When, oh, when does it get easier?

    Good luck with it all. Find some energy to enjoy it all :)

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  2. LOL Laura - exactly, when does it get easier!

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  3. Sue, I understand completely. My current WIP is in the editing stage and is giving me fits. I'm actually sick of it right now. :(

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  4. Good luck. Just try to remember you love what your doing. :) Takle one thing at a time?

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  5. I know that feeling! That's why I'm more worried about my second book than the first. So much pressure.
    And I suck at marketing as well.

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  6. We're in the same boat, Brinda! Thank you Jessica - I do love what I do really. Alex? You suck at marketing? noooooo

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  7. It makes total sense. I'm horrible at marketing too, but you've got a good start. Good luck!

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  8. Sue - you're doing great. Can't wait to read the new book and all your jitters are perfectly natural. Marketing is a necessary evil and from what I can see, you're doing a grand job!

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  9. Thanks Christine! Awww...Cat, you're the best

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  10. *winks* I have been given a list of sites that welcome promo. I'll send it. If I don't send it gimme a slap, eh?

    Can't do anything about your editor but I'll stand by ready to cheer or commiserate as necessary.

    Novel three - it'll come. :) you've got grand ideas and some lovely characters. It'll percolate for a while then it'll flow. *hugs* honest.

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  11. Yikes. I would hope it would get easier every time.

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  12. Thank you Jeremy :-) Maybe it does Tonja. I'll tell you on my fourth book!

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  13. Yes, it makes perfect sense. Re the marketing, I'm not surprised so many authors are going indie these days.

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  14. Makes sense to me.

    Good luck with your novels!

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  15. I'm so there with you, but it will all work out. And, yes, that totally makes sense.

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  16. You're right there, Lynda. Even die-hard traditionally published people like me are thinking about it... Thanks GE and Ciara!

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  17. Jitters are normal, like goosebumps they let you know you are alive :) Have a great week-end!

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  18. I think jitters mean you care about your craft. Good luck with your novels!

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  19. This is what I love about visiting other people's blogs, I've discovered Insecure Writer's Support! Ace!

    I'm Louise and on Rach's campaign, and was just checking in to say Hi. So glad I did.

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