Wednesday, March 6, 2019

IWSG March--Balancing the Seesaw in my brain

Wow, this snuck up on me! Things have been a lot better since the last post. I've dug into learning more about marketing to figure out ways to improve in that area. The only downside is I'm writing almost nothing. All my time is spent taking webinars on various aspects of marketing and then trying to implement them.

I'm back to needing balance. My brain just doesn't flip back and forth between the two ways of thinking. *sigh* Sometimes I feel like I'm getting too old to keep up with the constant changes. I'm hoping it's just the fact that January and February are always so gray and gloomy. I need the sunshine to really be me.

Funny story...In January I said I was going to forget science fiction for a while and concentrate on writing and selling my romance series. Right after that, I found a wonderful Facebook page of sci-fi and fantasy authors who actually help each other with marketing instead of trying to sell to each other. It's been wonderful, but it makes it hard to finish the romance novel that has a deadline quickly approaching.

More balance needed! LOL

The good news is I've found several things with the potential to work. I did have to separate my newsletters again (pain!), created a second Instagram for the romance pen name, and am stuck keeping two Facebook Pages and websites. However, once everything is up and running smoothly, I hope to find my writing brain again. I just hope it's soon.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

The awesome co-hosts for the February 6th posting of the IWSG are: Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard.

March 6th Question: Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?

Definitely the protagonist. Why? I think it's because secretly I always want to be them. If they can work through their problems and overcome the trials and conflict in the book, them maybe I can too.