Did you know the first Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writers Group Day? Did you even know there was a group for insecure writers started by Alex J. Cavanaugh? Sure wish I’d known about this group before. Thanks to my bud Nancy Gideon, I know now.
Of course, I’m insecure. We writers are worrywarts. We worry when the writing doesn’t come and we think we’ve lost our talent. We worry that our editors will think we write crap. Then despite all the worries and the book is published, we worry that no one will buy it.
Right now, I’m worried about the cover art for my newest book. The preliminary cover, while great for super serious suspense or a vampire story, just didn’t seem right for a romantic suspense with humor. I worried that my readers would think my humor is gone and not buy my book. Or that new readers would expect serious suspense and be dismayed by some of the wacky stunts. I’m very grateful that my publisher was willing to listen to my opinion. So I wait to see what comes next.
It could be worse. I keep thinking about an author whose hero was tall, dark, and handsome with a chiseled jaw and angular features. On the cover, he looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. She had no choice.
So I’m refraining from chewing on my nails. I’m trusting my publisher will respect my opinion and hoping my cover will be great. I think some chocolate is in order.
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