Due to the first Wednesday of the month being New Years Day Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group was asked to post today. The sequel to Twist in my Rebecca Ashley series titled Chosen has made it into the hands of a select few Beta readers. Other Beta readers I have lined up that are more picky about certain things are going to have to wait until I flush out the manuscript a bit more. Insecurity number one.
The second insecurity I have to start off 2014 is crowd pleasing. I've noticed lately I've been getting caught up in the growing numbers and/or lack there of, of subscribers, followers, google plus circles, Facebook likes, ext.
More than once I've posted a video thinking, 'Will this entertain everyone? Do I talk about a certain book/subject too long?'
This goal this year is to stick to why I started blogging, vlogging and writing books in the first place. It's it's about me exploring myself as an artist and pulling something out of me that can be painful at times but in the end is enjoyable.
I need to focus on exploring myself as an artist and not get hung up on what others will accept or be repulsed by. If I'm honest with myself and everyone else it will resonate. It's about having fun. My goal this year is to not let my competitive side get in my way.