I hardly ever blog...
So, this morning after my ritual of coffee before kids and organising them for school, I had a thought. I need to blog and learn to put myself out there more. Gosh I'm such an introvert *hides within my self.
I find it hard to talk about myself. I mean who doesn't. It's hard putting ourselves out there for criticism and judgment, when in reality, it's actually quite elevating to our self esteem. It's bad enough I have characters who are constantly nagging me to move on with the story; that is still stuck in limbo. But to talk about them to other people without sounding crazy (I also look at facial cues). What I actually find is people love the way I delve into the characters world, and can entice them to suss out my books (not that I want them to buy it, just to read, for the love and enjoyment of reading).
So, I decided to look into possibly doing a monthly newsletter, to share what's going in my life at the time and to share books beautiful friends have published in my newsletter. I need to start building myself up more and I guess the slump I am currently in with slowly fade away (this is my hope anyway).
I should start being true to myself and stop with all the self doubt that has been floating around for over a year. It's not good feeling like a failure when I'm actually not. I have published three books, so what if I have another three complete manuscripts sitting around doing nothing. I've got to learn to not dwell on this and move forward because I have heaps more ideas that keep popping up and finally do something about it.
We all go though self doubt at some stage. The idea is to break through it, but who do we become at the other side??
Me; I'm just an introverted author, who needs to break out of her shell and write for the love of writing...