This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for July 2022.
and Diane Burton!
Please stop by their blogs and say thank you.
July 6th Question: If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose.
The first book that came to mind was Little House on the Prairie. I grew up watching that show, and I've always felt like I was born a century too late. Funny thing, though...I recently found the series on a free streaming channel and watched it again. Life back then wasn't as rosy as I remember.
Books often romanticize times gone by. Regardless of what we tell ourselves, each setting and decade has its challenges. I would choose a simpler, farm-like life in the 1800s...if I could take along some penicillin and my A/C.
Small win last month...
A couple of weeks after releasing Fool's Iron, I put my western series into KU. I had resisted doing it for a long time because of the low payout, but I'm glad I did. It didn't hurt my e-book sales like I thought it would. It only added to my royalties.
Little by little, I'm reviving my author biz. :)
A friend has a new book.
Elizabeth Seckman just released About Her: A Second Chance Romance.
Liz is known for writing imperfect characters and awesome dialogue, and she bested herself in About Her. I blew through this well-paced story and loved every minute of it. I kid you not - I laughed so hard in places I nearly peed myself.
I joked with Liz that a couple of the scenes could have taken place on the lakeside couch in Ozark. Don't read if you can't handle dysfunctional families, snark, and a touch of profanity.
Do it. You won't regret it.
IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome.
We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list.