Thursday, February 4, 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group

So I begin insecurely, by remembering that I'm was supposed to write a post on the first Wednesday of the month...after 11pm when I was all tucked in bed. A day late, and I'm off to a great start, aren't I?

Since the release of A Broken Race, I've been trying to get involved with more writing groups for support. I've been a long time member of one that I'm comfortable with. However, stepping into several new groups at a time has been a little socially overwhelming for this writing cave dweller. I'm used to running a group, not being part of one. This whole being one of the gang thing is new, and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

Last night was my second meeting in person with a local group of writers. I've done an in person group for years during NaNoWriMo, but yeah, I've always been in charge. So to go and follow along with someone else's plan for the group, the discussion and all, has been interesting. I can't say that I get a whole lot written during our meetings but the networking part of it has been beneficial.

Part of that networking has been joining various Facebook groups. Again, I've had a writing Facebook group, but now I'm having to explore all the posting rules of all these others ones. It's so much to keep track of. With all this time spent on marketing and networking, how do people find time to write?

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  1. I write and neglect the marketing side so that's the other side of the coin, I suppose.

    Better late than never on the posting! (From your friendly neighborhood IWSG co-host).

  2. Marketing is SO tough! I'm going to try a few craft fairs this fall when my next book comes out. Most of my marketing is online, with the occasional group event I'm invited to participate in locally. I've tried solo events and they never go so well. You end up sitting at a table alone, feeling all awkward.

    1. I have a couple upcoming in person events through my publisher. We'll see how those go. Good luck with the craft fairs.

  3. Hi Jean - well you're learning and seeing characters emerge - could have some beneficial thoughts and marketing is a tough line to follow! Good luck - but you're stretching yourself and that has to be a good thing ... all the best Hilary


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