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, June 3, 2015
Insecure Writer's Support Group - June
I'm feeling kind of numb on the day I am writing this post. I think I want to be in neutral gear emotionally as I shift into this next phase. I need to develop a thick skin and be prepared for anything. A yes. A no. A maybe. And at the end of six months or a year (I haven't decided yet) I will assess and go from there.
Am I feeling insecure? You bet I am. But I'm also feeling confident that I've done the best I can. Am I scared? Mostly I'm concerned about the query process and wondering if I should skip it altogether and just self-publish. And mostly, I'm bone weary. Writing this book is one of the hardest things I've ever done. There is always a let down when one has accomplished something, but I can't remember anything (other than college) that took so long to accomplish. And this was way way harder than college courses.
So, dear blogging buddies, I want to thank you, especially Alex J. Cavanaugh http://www.alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com for creating this group so we have a place to share these thoughts and feelings. If you are a writer, be sure to check out Alex's blog for details about ISWG and other cool, interesting stuff.