IWSG February

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than putting out a book?
I honestly don’t know how many I’ve written. My step-mother asked me, recently, and I didn’t have an answer for her. I’m not certain I want to know. I mean, I do, of course, but I don’t.

Writing is something I love. I imagine if you’re a part of this blog-hop, you love it too.

I think the thing about writing, though, is that the better you become at it, the worse you think you are… the more you think you need to improve. I can attest that it’s gotten more difficult to write a book. Not because the story isn’t there, but because I’m constantly forcing myself to push on and NOT edit halfway through. Or I pick up something old and can’t help but wince at it.

The book I released on Monday might be my best to date… or it might not. I have no idea because I’m too close to it at this point.

Do you feel that way too?

If you want to check out Oath Breaker, my newest release, travel over here and take a gander.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Congrats on your release! Now, I'm going to peek around and find out more about that :)

  2. Congratulations on your book release. Hoping all goes well with your book launch.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,

  3. I always feel that way. I'm not sure the feeling ever goes away. Congratulations on your new release. The cover is fascinating.

  4. It can be paralyzing if we're not careful! We need to keep growing and challenging ourselves and improving in our craft, but we also have to figure out when to let the project go back into a drawer or out into the world.

    Good luck with the new book!

  5. In answer to your question; NO, there is nothing more nerve wracking than putting out a book, whether it's being published, or just sent out to Betas.

    Congratulations on your new book. I'll have to check it out. Best of luck and may the reviews ever be in your favor.

  6. Congratulations on the release of Oathbreaker. I read the synopsis and it sounds like a very interesting story. But you're right - I haven't written novels, but I know that back in the day when I was a beginning writer, I used to let the story just flow. Now I have to shut down my internal editor - HARD - to keep going when I write.

  7. Congratulations on the release of your book. I checked out your author's page on Amazon and read the summary ~ sounds intriguing. I had to laugh at your comment about desiccating in the Sonoran Desert. I unexpectedly found myself in the Mojave Desert for the last three months. I, too, have been inside writing! Happy writing this month

  8. That's an interesting point! I think it probably applies to everything...the more you learn about any trade, the harder it is because you put more demands on yourself. We really should go easier on ourselves!


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