IWSG: Celebrate

I read this just before driving home this evening. Then my son called about halfway home, asking if he could go to the library. I felt a little courageous and asked him to find my flyer and bookmarks and bring them with, and I’d meet him there. I talked to the front desk woman about posting it on their bulletin board, and she asked if I was local. When I replied yes, she asked if they could get my book in stock, as they like to promote local authors. Yay for me! I smiled the whole way home, even though nothing’s really happened. Yet. Grabbed an open Mic night flyer on my way out, too! Use that ray of extrovert-courage while it’s there! Think I need this Insecure Writer’s Support Group in my life. Read Tricia’s post if you haven’t already……

All I Have to Say

iwsgIt’s the first Wednesday of the month, and if you’re a regular follower of this blog, you’ll know what that means. Time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) monthly post! If you’d like to learn more about this sometimes neurotic (but always fun) group of writers, click HERE to be directed to the IWSG site.

Today, I’m going to talk about celebrating our accomplishments. Like many insecure writers, I’m not very good at promoting myself. As a child, I was raised to be modest. I was taught that bragging was a Bad Thing and that people wouldn’t like me if I talked about myself. I’ll bet many of you were taught the same lesson growing up.

As authors, we’re put in a tough spot. We’re business owners. We have a product to sell. We have to tell people about our book and we have to give them a reason to want…

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