Monday, January 17, 2011
Writing Clubs and Blog Virtual Book Tours
1. I have learned so much
2. I need to learn so much more.
Nothing new there, I think all writers agree that the learning curve never ends. However, it also made me realize that I need to be accountable not only to club assignments and club members. I need to be accountable to myself. Is this writing thing a hobby and an excuse to spend time at the computer instead of the stove? Or is my dream of becoming a published and paid children's writer an attainable goal?
The club assignments help with guidelines for goal setting. The critiques help me to hone my skills. The friendships made by opening myself up to sharing my work are strong and influential. But for me, the fear is still there. The fear of failing but also the fear of success. What if I do it once and can never repeat another good story line? What if no one buys my work? What if tons of people buy my work and I have to do face to face book signing gigs? How will I measure up to what others believe me to be?
The truth is I want to find out, I want to write, and I want it to be a full time gig. And if you want to succeed at your writing dreams consider belonging to the CWCC or another group in your genre. It validates that you are on the right track for your dreams.
So be ready for a face to face with this author. I am a club member, I have many projects I am working on, and I look forward to a book signing in my future. It won't get any better than that.