This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity – I’m launching my book!
I’ve launched over a hundred nonfiction books, but putting my novel out there is a whole different thing. For one, it took 500 times longer to write–years instead of months. For another, it required a gut-wrenching honesty unnecessary in nonfiction. The latter is built on facts and research, but fiction requires a soul-bearing emotion that invites readers to judge you. In nonfiction–sure you can disagree with my facts, even my presentation, but it’s your opinion. Mine’s allowed to be different and everyone considers that a sharing of ideas. In fiction, if I don’t engage you in my story, you’ll stop reading–or worse, write a nasty review.
So, yeah, this is big. I have a few weeks before the cover reveal, while Kindle Scout is running my campaign. Then, the doors are open.
More IWSG articles:
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Should I Continue My Newsletter?
Why do I get so few sales through Google Play?
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, launches this summer. You can find her nonfiction books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.