Creativity comes with a price and it's usually suffering. They say the best works of art, whether it's paintings or novels, are the consequence of a tortured mind. I don't know how much I agree with this, but I do feel that there is an element of truth to it. Sometimes, that degree of suffering… Continue reading 3 Pieces of Equipment All Anxious Authors Need
Heads up Anxious Authors! This week we have a guest post by the ever so talented Kim Petersen who is popping in to talk about fear of failure and how we can overcome it. Take it away, Kim! Fear of Failure – How Changing the Way We Look at Fear Can Help Creativity Some… Continue reading Fear of Failure – The Anxious Author Guest Post
Marketing. *shudder* To Anxious Authors, the very idea of marketing is a dry-heaving inducing concept. Many of us don't even like going outside for fear of running into people (the horror!), so the thought of showing the world our creations, no matter how proud we are of them, makes us a little...anxious, should we say?… Continue reading How to Self-Promote Your Book Without Sounding Like an Egotistical Ass
I spend a little more time on Facebook than I should. Procrastination is a real pain in the behind. But it does mean I get to socialise with other writers in writers' groups and chat writing with other people. It's nice not to feel so alone in your journey, sometimes. Especially during the times you're… Continue reading How to Write When You Feel Unmotivated – The Anxious Author
Can you believe I haven't had any time to watch TV this week? Things are picking up over here. Several of you have sent me your books to review (thank you by the way!) and I'm knee-deep in those at the moment, as well as a paranormal ARC for Emma Mills - The Raven Queen,… Continue reading Reading, readers and writing my socks off.