The Insecure Writer's Support Group is an amazing group of bloggers brought together by the awesome and talented Alex J. Cavanaugh.
And today Alex announced that the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website is now open
Here is what Alex has to say about it!
Many thanks to the IWSG Admins who helped put it together - Joy Campbell, Michelle Wallace, Joylene Nowell Butler Susan Gourley/Kelley, L. Diane Wolfe, and Lynda Young.
It is still a work in progress and we will continue to add to it over time. You will find pages full of links to great sites and databases under the following subjects – Writing Tips; Publishers, Agents, Queries; Self-Publishing; Marketing; Contests; and Publications.
The IWSG List is also up on the site HERE.
The first Wednesday will be an encouraging word from the team, and every Monday will be a post from one of the admins about writing, designed to encourage and give you some valuable information or resources.
We also have a Facebook page HERE.
We invite you to follow and explore the new site. And let us know what we can do to make it a great resource for writers.
Thanks everyone for your dedication to the IWSG and making this site a reality!
Thank you, Alex! You inspire us. You encourage us. You always have our backs.
You are a great friend.
Being a writer and being a published author is like having a split personality disorder.
Let me try to explain.
I'm not social. I like to be alone most of the time. I don't do well at parties. If I went someplace alone it was to the movies. Even with family, I can only take so many people for so long before I need to sneak away. I live in a fantasy world inside my own head where voices talk to me constantly. I daydream. I evening dream. I make up shit all the time. Relationships. Scenarios. Beginnings, middles and ends. I'm a writer.
But now, I'm a published author and everything needs to change.
In order for my book to reach more than just my inner circle I have to reach out. I have to talk to people. I have to be involved. I have to leave the house. I have to find self-confidence, that I never had before, and shout from the rooftops that my book rocks and that everyone should read it. I have to hand out business cards. I have to interact with fans. I have to request reviews. I have to answer questions and not sound like an idiot.
How am I supposed to be both of these extremely different people at the same time?
I don't mean to sound snarky about being published. It's awesome. It's just that no one really tells you how much work you have to do yourself if you want your book to sell.
I have to find a happy medium between happy introvert Heather and awesome friendly book seller extraordinaire, Heather M. Gardner.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?