The question is about highs and lows for the Insecure Writers Support Group post this month. An interesting idea, but I thought of the answer quickly enough.
This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post, in which we share our successes and failures as writers, our insecurities, in fact. Anyone can join in, just sign up at the IWSG Sign-up page, write a blog post on the first Wednesday of the month, and go back to that sign up page to link with everyone else–or a goodly sample. Our host is Alex J Cavanaugh, and his co-hosts for the month are:
So – this month’s question is on Highs and Lows
It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
Yay! I’ve finished the book! I’ve typed “The End’!
and then, some time later.
Yay, I’ve finished the book! I’ve done all the edits. I’ve proof read it, it’s been checked and beta read and edited and… it’s done! Yippee!
…. and…. and thank goodness it’s got through all the publishing bits intact and is READY for my READERS!!
Nobody’s reading it.
It’s been out a year and it has precisely zero reviews.
Well, I suppose that’s better than a really bad one.
Oh, no. This is awful…. Why? Why don’t they like it? Well, there’s no accounting for taste, I suppose. Just have to find the right readers…
And the other low that I’ve always managed to climb out of–eventually…
What on earth am I writing? It’s total rubbish. I’m useless. Why did I ever think I could write a book anyway?
How about you?
Zanzibar’s Rings – the Aftermath
In case you’re interested, I’m featuring the guest posts I did for Zanzibar’s Rings blog tour once a month on the Viridian series website.