IWSG: My Wish & Cover Reveal

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. We encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. 

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The awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG will be Stephen Tremp, Fundy Blue, MJ Fifield, Loni Townsend, Bish Denham, Susan Gourley, and Stephanie Faris! 

Please stop by and thank them for their contribution. 

It’s a very exciting time for Insecure Writer’s Support Group. 
Yesterday, Parallels: Feliz Was Here was release! Congratulations to all the talented authors:

Parallels: Felix Was Here
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

Enter the realm of parallel universes!

What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?
Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!
Release date: May 3, 2016
$14.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 218 pages, Freedom Fox Press
Science Fiction/General ( FIC028000) and Fiction/Alternative History (FIC040000)
Print ISBN 978-1-939844-19-4 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-20-0
Order through Ingram, Follett Library Resources, or from the publisher
$4.99 EBook available in all formats
“Pensive and manifold views into parallel earth not without a glimmer of hope.”
– Edi’s Book Lighthouse
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We’ve been telling you for a long time that IWSG Wednesday is a safe environment where you can share your fears and your joys without trepidation. No one’s going to judge you. 

We all have insecurities. My generation was reared to believe that airing them was wrong. Thankfully, we taught our children differently. No subject is off limits. Yet, I still struggle with admitting that I’m insecure. I have been my entire life. Unfounded, but those insecurities are a constant companion. I’d like to believe it’s one of the reasons I am a decent storyteller. 

In October, my third suspense novel will be released.

I’m extremely happy. More than that, I’m filled with gratitude. To the point that the thought of another published novel chokes me up.

[deep breath] 

There’s a lot to be done in preparation for Mâtowak’s release. I know what’s expected. I’ve done this twice three times (Dead Witness twice). Not while we’re trying to sell our home of 24 years and then moving 3000 miles east. Simply typing that statement takes the wind out of my sails. 

If I was unpublished and reading this post, I’m not sure I’d be sympathetic. Hard to feel sorry for someone who’s been published more than once and who spends the winter (6 months) in beautiful Bucerias, Nayarit. Poor thing!

(There are a lot of I’s in this post) 

So, although, I don’t feel comfortable sharing my fears:
I’m worried no one but my publisher and friends will like Mâtowak Woman Who Cries.
I’m worried that third time isn’t a charm. 
I’m worried I can’t do it all: market, blog, keep the house spotless, clean, pack, write… 
I’m worried I’m boring. 
I’m worried my muse will dry up. 

I’m worried that apart from writing novels, I am talentless. 
I’m worried I use that unnecessarily.
I’m worried I’m full of cliches today, sorry. 

What I’m trying to say is I understand where you’re coming from. I’m cheering for you no matter how many insecurities you have. We’re in this together. Thanks to Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Stick with IWSG and I promise we’ll do everything we can to help you reach your dreams. And while you’re up and coming, we’ll be here if you need to share anything: fears or successes. 

Happy Writing. 

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