So originally my first blog post was going to be about the writing rules/advice I try to live by- the tips that have helped me through hard times and the advice that keeps me sane. But with just over a month until my first novel’s release date and I can only focus on one thing. Self-doubt.
I know it’s normal. I know every writer feels it to a greater or lesser degree (and believe me they do), but right now it is swallowing me like a great intimidating sea. You see, I’m not good at talking about myself or putting myself out there on facebook or tumblr or goodreads, I’d much rather hide away with no connection to the world. It’s why I love writing. I am in control. I can be myself and I feel comfortable. Right now I am way out of my comfort zone and in need of a nice safe raft to cling onto while doubts about why on earth anyone would buy my book or read my blog circle like sharks in this sea.
I do like talking about writing though and I love to hear about other writer’s thoughts and experiences, and photography is a huge love of mine, so that is what I see this blog focusing on and then perhaps the sea and the sharks will leave me be.