Hello, friends, and welcome to another meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Do you feel insecure about your writing? Are you looking for support? Then this might be the right group for you! Click here to learn more!
Each month, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers an optional question, something to help get these I.W.S.G. posts started. This month’s question has to do with secrets. What secrets do we writers have that our readers would never know based on our work?
At the moment, my biggest secret is that I’m suffering from a bad case of imposter syndrome. My first book is coming out pretty soon. In fact, it comes out tomorrow. I worked really hard on it, and… well, I just hope people like it.
But what if they don’t!?! Oh no! People will think I’m a hack writer, a fraud, or something equally reprehensible!!!
A lot of my friends, both online and in real life, have been congratulating me and telling me how excited I must feel. And yes, I do feel excited. But I’m feeling other emotions as well. There’s a cyborg character in my book who can select which emotions he wants to experience and which emotions he does not. He can turn his emotions on and off with the flick of a switch.
I wish I could do that. I’d leave my excitement running and switch everything else off. But I’m no cyborg. I’m only human, and being human is not so easy. The best I can do is set those other emotions aside with the promise that I will deal with them later. In the meantime, I need to keep blogging. I need to keep marketing my work. And above all else, I need to keep writing, because this book that comes out tomorrow—that book is just the beginning.
P.S.: For those of you who may be interested, my book is a novella-length Sci-Fi adventure story entitled The Medusa Effect. It’s the first in a series of novella-length Sci-Fi stories about a journalist who travels through time, covering the galaxy’s biggest news stories before they happen. Click here to buy the book on Amazon, or you can read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.