Tis The Season To...Wait...Write A Novel?
Belvedere, a new children's book by fellow ROW80 author Rebecca J. Fleming can be previewed by clicking the link! Take a peek and offer up some hearty congratulations over at her blog! Congratulations, Rebecca!
Insecurities Got You Down? Stop By the Insecure Writers Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Head over to Publishness where the talented and hilarious Angela Brown offers a treat to trick your fears back into the closet - where they belong!
I'm not sure I can top Angela's take on the age old problem of insecurity...
So, I'll tackle another troublesome issue - Leaving The Comfort Zone
That's right! I said those four ugly words that have us all inspecting our shoes for ...well, scuffs, gum, or anything other than having to face this challenge.
I've discovered that to grow at all, whether as a writer, a woman, a mother, or in any other facet of my person (chef, historian, baker, teacher, or my plain old irritating know-it-all-self) I have to try new things. Putting myself out there - an open invitation for humiliation - is hard to do. I like my comfort. Same old same old is safe. Trying something new is definitely NOT safe. But, it must be done if I'm to get anywhere I'd like to go, right?
That's why I decided to
drum roll, please... ha ha. (I just love saying that) -
12 Days Of Christmas Reading Gift List
Fellow ROW80 author J.R. Pearse-Nelson and I are marking out the best way to feature the list - and the start date, if there will be a giveaway attached to the list, and all the fun details. If you're interested in adding your book to the list, or if you'd be willing to post a link to the list (What a fantastic way to give a gift to fellow authors that won't cost you a cent! Ha!) drop me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be sure to fill you in on all the details. It's a pretty simple concept, as the Christmas season is so busy. I'm a firm believer that family is the focus of the holiday season, and I don't want to be frantically rushing around doing anything. I want to enjoy the season - and so do you.
So take a minute and examine the past month or two. How have you stepped out of your comfort zone to grow?