Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What if no one asks? #IWSG



Hi everyone! 

Welcome to Insecure Writer's Support Group. We are a group writers who share our doubts and encouragements. I'd like to thank Alex Cavanaugh and this month's hosts. Learn more about the group here.





My insecurity this month has to do with a blog post I need to write for Darkly Delicious YA, a group blog I'm a part of.  We have some fun new topics coming up, one of which is Dear Author Dearest. Think along the lines of Ms. Snark's advice column, only the authors of DDYA will take turns answering questions from writer. This is where my insecurity comes in. What if no one ask me a question?

I could really use your help. If you have a writer-ly question you'd like answered, I'd love to hear it. I'll select one or two for my post on July 11th. 

Even if you don't have a question, I'd love to know how you're doing with your insecurities, so leave a message so I can hop over to your blog.


Before I go, I thought I'd share this week's Paranormal TidbitT here. I'm posting these every Tuesday on my Facebook page, so hop over if you'd like to read more. 

Want to know if there are faeries living near you? You’ll need a stone that has a natural hole in it, one hollowed by a river or spring works best. Looking through the center will grant you faerie sight. But beware: faeries can be mischievous, vindictive, and evil. It’s best not to interact with them.

Know another way to see fairies? I'd love to hear it. 

26 comments:

  1. Hi Cherie!! I shall ask you a question :)
    When you are writing, do you need complete silence or do you prefer some sort of background noise?

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    1. Hi! Great question. I'm making a list. If I don't answer your question on DDYA, I'll answer it on my blog in a separate post.

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  2. Hey Cherie, please remind me of this on our Facebook thread and I will ask away! My biggest insecurity right now is the cost of self-pubbing. :-)

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    1. I've always wondered about that. Keep my posted on your experience.

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  3. Ooh, I hadn't heard of that method before of spotting faeries, I'll have to try it out.

    One question I have is how does one find a good editor?

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    1. I've kept my eyes open for a stone like this. I've yet to find one, but I'm going to keep looking.

      Thanks for the question! I've added it to the list.

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  4. Crap, my brain just froze. Think I've read too many posts today. Glad the others had some questions for you.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one whose brain freezes. =)

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  5. I'm sure your post will do really well, especially with the contributions from these comments. And if that's your insecurity this week - you're doing really well! I have a revision that's going so incredibly slowly I may need friends to talk me off the ledge soon. Gah!!

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    1. You can do it! Just take it one scene at a time. =)

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  6. I have a question! What were the factors that led you to the decision to give so much of your heart and time to writing?

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    1. That's a good question! It's added to the list. Thanks!!

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  7. Yeah, for that kind of thing, I'd probably wait until I had questions before trying to do it. It's absolutely the worst to do a Q&A and have no Qs.

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    1. If it were on my own blog, I'd wait. But since this is from my group blog and I'm up next week, I figured I'd ask here. =)

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  8. I bet you'll get some great questions! Good luck with it!

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  9. I'd like to see how people divvy up their time between writing/blogging/social media. Pie charts please.

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    1. Oh! I have a pie chart that shows this. I use it in one of my school presentations. If I don't use this for DDYA, I'll do a post on my blog. Thanks.

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  10. Hmm, a question... What's your take on voice? Some people say it can't be learned. Do you agree?

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    1. Great question. It's added to my list. Thank you.

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  11. I'll pop over when I think of something to ask. Don't worry, you are not alone in this.

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  12. How about some guidance of spending money to improve our writing? When should a writer invest money in attending conferences, or getting professional critiques from writers/agents? When should a writer attend classes or workshops vs reading and practicing on their own? What about entering contests as a way of perfecting their craft, even if novels are their main interest? General guideline stuff. It's easy to go too much one way or the other.

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    1. Thanks for the great question. It's on the list.

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  13. Thanks, everyone, for the amazing questions! You've really helped me feel good about my upcoming post. Now to write the post. =)

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  14. It looks like you've got a good set of questions to choose from, so I won't add. I'm excited to see which you choose to answer because they are all great and will be very helpful! I appreciate you stopping by my blog. And I'm glad that even experienced authors have insecurities. It makes me feel more normal. :)

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