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It’s that time of the month again, first Wednesday, which means, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all […]

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  • J.L. CampbellSeptember 7, 2016 - 11:40 AM

    Good for you! Congrats on your book sales. We do have to make of any time we have for writing.ReplyCancel

  • Roland YeomansSeptember 7, 2016 - 1:32 PM

    I lie to myself to get myself to sit down and write: “Just one paragraph, Roland. You can write one lousy paragraph no matter how tired you are, can’t you?” It usually turns into at least one page. Do that over a year, and you’ve written a novel!

    Great news about your sales. Me? I’m the best kept secret on the internet. But I have great looking covers. Come see a few. RolandReplyCancel

  • Pat GarciaSeptember 8, 2016 - 3:53 AM

    Congratulations on your book launch. Now I must go to amazon germany and see if it is there so I can purchase it.

    Your title is interesting. It caught my eye and I love the fact that it is a love story from Portugal.

    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat GarciaReplyCancel

  • Alex J. CavanaughOctober 5, 2016 - 5:12 PM

    Missed you this month for IWSG. Hope everything is all right.ReplyCancel

It’s that time of the month again, first Wednesday, which means, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all […]

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  • NicolaMarch 2, 2016 - 11:35 AM

    I’m on a similar journey for similar reasons, Lucinda and it was great to read your post and be able to relate. Wishing you lots of success and enjoy the journey!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Buie-CollardMarch 2, 2016 - 11:37 AM

    Great post. There are so many pluses and minuses to both versions of publishing. The only enemy, in my opinion, with Indie Publishing is TIME. Came looking for your IWSG March post! Hope all is well…ReplyCancel

It’s that time of the month again, first Wednesday, which means, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all […]

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  • Diane BurtonDecember 2, 2015 - 8:31 AM

    Your #2 is my favorite. Everything takes longer, esp. when you have a plan. Accepting that and not stressing over delays makes it easier. Congrats on your debut release.

    Best wishes,
    Diane
    IWSG #85ReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 2, 2015 - 4:34 PM

      Thanks, Diane! You’re right about keeping the stress down.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen @ The Cynical SailorDecember 2, 2015 - 8:34 AM

    I love this post! I signed up for NaNoWriMo this year, but didn’t finish. In the process, I learned tons, especially related to your first two points. Thanks so much for sharing. Really resonated with me coming off the back of NaNoWriMo.ReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 2, 2015 - 4:35 PM

      NaNo is a game changer, isn’t it? Thanks for the visit, Ellen!ReplyCancel

  • AnnaDecember 2, 2015 - 8:51 AM

    The hardest lesson, accepting critique, is the best lesson. The rest, and there will be more, will fall into place. Congrats on your first book. 🙂

    Anna from Elements of WritingReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 2, 2015 - 4:35 PM

      Yes, it’s hard to put our babies up for critique. Thanks, Anna!ReplyCancel

  • Mark KoopmansDecember 2, 2015 - 12:03 PM

    I was nodding at all your points even though my newly published book is a memoir:)

    Congrats for sticking with it – and NOT giving in to doubts, life and everything else that could have tripped you up:)

    “Break a leg” with the release!! (Only five weeks to go!!)

    Best regards,

    Mark, (official slacker and IWSG co-host 🙂ReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 2, 2015 - 4:36 PM

      Thanks, Mark! It’s been different from how I envisioned it a first, that’s for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine FeldmanDecember 2, 2015 - 12:56 PM

    Great post! Like you, I’m about to publish a book I started in the 2012 NaNoWriMo. This will be my second novel, and I’m still learning…I think that’s part of the fun!

    I particularly appreciate your willingness to wait to publish in order to raise funds to get professionals on the case. I’ve always used an editor, but this time around I found a good cover designer and am pleased with the results. I’m also getting marketing support…which I didn’t do the last time (big mistake!!). I do my own formatting,…I’m good at it and somehow always manage to find something else I want to change when it starts to look like a real book!

    Anyway, congratulations and best of luck to you on your launch!ReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 2, 2015 - 4:38 PM

      Thanks for the visit, Nadine! congrats on your second novel. And yes, hiring professionals makes a big differenceReplyCancel

  • Carrie GronemanDecember 2, 2015 - 10:46 PM

    I’m so glad you wrote this post Lucinda.
    It took me years to write my novel which took a totally different path then the one I began on.
    Wonderful people came along when I needed, actually when I think I was ready for them to teach me,the next step in self-publishing.
    I appreciate your candid openness.
    It’s refreshing to know I’m not alone in feeling a bit unnerved and even uncomfortable – ok a lot sometimes…but it has turned out to be a marvelous adventure I would not trade, and don’tthink anyone else here would either:)
    Congratulations and I wish you only success.ReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 3, 2015 - 10:14 AM

      Thanks, Carrie, for the visit and the comment. Self-publishing is an adventure, and sometimes not an easy one, but one full of lessons to learn.ReplyCancel

  • Nick WilfordDecember 3, 2015 - 2:43 PM

    There’s a wealth of great advice here. Very inspiring that you got this far with your first book as well.ReplyCancel

    • LucindaDecember 13, 2015 - 4:49 PM

      Thank you, Nick, for the kind words and the visit!ReplyCancel

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