Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Insecure Writer's Support Group - July
I do miss ISWG, though, the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh, www.alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com. I'll have to go back and see what y'all had to say while I was gone.
Before I left, I gave my manuscript to four beta readers. It is so hard to give your baby into someone else's hands. I've been working and paying an editor for the past few months, but that's different. One of these readers is a writer/editor herself and one whom I trust implicitly. She did not find any major issues with the manuscript and, this is hard for me to say, but she totally loved the book. I will be posting more here about feedback and how I handle it, but out of the four readers, three are loving it. I haven't talked the the fourth to see if she's read it yet.
Truth is, I am proud of this book. It carries my blood and soul and sweat and tears. Everyone is telling me I should publish. I will. I just don't know whether to even try to publish traditionally or simply self-publish. I will ponder this over the next few weeks as I "airbrush" my story, as my friend so eloquently put it.
How about you? Are you feeling insecure this month?