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 question — It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
Co-hosts this month are:
I love writing. It was a long evolution for me from ‘dancer’ to ‘manager’ to ‘teacher’ to where I finally have ended up: Proud to call myself a writer. I still teach, but my heart is in writing (don’t tell my students!). The best of times during that process was when I outed myself, called myself a writer in public. I knew I was there when my wonderful sister introduced me as an author–not a teacher–and in glowing terms.
Worst of times–I don’t complain so I have no idea what that would be. Maybe it would be those days no one seems to want to buy my books and Amazon shows one sale. Usually, I stop checking sales for a while because it’s just too depressing.
How about you? I’ll be by to see how you rank your writing career!
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Summer 2022.