IWSG: May 2020

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.

There is a lot to be insecure about these days, but I’ll focus on writing for the time being. I’m not getting much of it done. Even when I have uninterrupted time, it’s difficult to focus. I do like my WIP at least, and wish I could give it more time and energy. But I can barely read a book these days, much less write one.

And my existing books are… Well, they go up and down on the sales charts. I don’t know what to do anymore to get people to buy and read books. I feel like I’ve more or less given up on everything writing: the writing part, the marketing part, the trying to make anything of myself part. I used to have such plans and dreams and goals. But it seemed like, no matter how hard I tried and what advice I followed, I couldn’t get anywhere. So now I’m stuck, with the weeds growing up around me, and I’m just learning to live with that and be comfortable in that.

Right now I’m trying to decide whether to get a new cover made of The K-Pro and re-release it or not bother.

On a more positive note, I did find out someone was writing fan fiction of Manifesting Destiny. I find that so flattering, and I’ll admit I always kind of wanted someone to do fanfic and/or fan art of my work.

2 thoughts on “IWSG: May 2020”

  1. Your post today reminds me how influential a community of writers and readers can be. So, thank you for posting for IWSG and for persevering. Even those little steps (like thinking about a new cover) can help. These hard times are most likely not going to go away soon. Perhaps your experiences — through stories or poems — can help others. Even yourself. One added note: your comments here motivate me to go check out your books! Hope the coming month is a better one for you — without weeds!

  2. Wow, having someone write fan fiction of your work is pretty flattering. Kudos to you. Now you just have to figure out a way to let more people know about your book.

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