This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is 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. The awesome co-hosts for the November 4 posting of the IWSG will be Stephen Tremp, Karen Walker, Denise Covey, and Tyrean Martinson!
Right now I have so much writing-related stuff on my plate, I feel like I’m standing at a buffet, slapping spoonful after spoonful on, screaming maniacally, while the entirety of the restaurant (aka everyone in my life/on my Facebook feed) looks on in wide-eyed horror.
I have TWO new releases this month! *screams, slaps two huge mounds of mashed potatoes on*
ALL the publicity that comes with that. *dumps gravy over them*
THREE blog tours–how many blog topics can I possibly pull out of my head before I start writing about something insane like techniques for teaching my cat how to say human words? *cries, dumps meatballs on top* (I am actually doing that, no I’m not crazy, I’ve taught her how to say two words.)
Interviews! *More meatballs? Oh, what the hell.*
More guest posts/interviews on various blogs! *Morrrre butter…* (No really, I’ve taught her how to say ‘Mommy’ and ‘party.’)
Prizes to put together for the publicity/contests/blog posts. *bacon?* (I trained her using food, and those are both words you can sort of meow out, but I swear when she makes the sounds it sounds like she’s saying the words.)
Oh, and I decided to do NaNoWriMo too, so I could finish the next book in my series! *JUST SLAMS THE WHOLE PLATE RIGHT IN HER FACE WHILE LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY*
But really though, isn’t this what I asked for, back in those days when I was crying about “I’ll never be a real writer?” One has lofty dreams of what the writing life will be like, but in reality it’s a lot of hard work, juggling, and organizing. Oh, and sometimes you actually get to just sit down and write (that’s why I added NaNoWriMo in there). It’s happy work, and it makes me feel good. I enjoy talking to people and sharing my thoughts and ideas (and talk-talk-talking about myself). A full plate is much better than the sad empty plate I once had. This is truly what I wished for. And though my schedule may be packed tight, I do it all joyfully.
But seriously, I’m running out of guest blog topics…
Oh, by the way guys…I’ll also be an IWSG co-host next month! CAUSE WHY NOT?
What’s coming up for me (clicky all the thingies to learn moresies):
November 10th, the second novel in my Siren Song series!
November 18th, my second contribution to the City Nights series!
The corresponding tours (the third one is being organized through my publisher, so I don’t have full details on it yet):
Places I’ll be doing more guest posts/interviews this month:
- Romance Reader’s Club – November 6th
- The Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal RWA Chapter blog – November 9th
- ParaYourNormal – November 10th
- Cover Reveals – November 12th
Wanna buddy up on NaNoWriMo?
Okay, I gotta go now, lots of stuff to do–and I gotta clean up this mess on my face!
Urban fantasy and paranormal romance author.