Oh, the Insecurities IWSG

Actually, I am a little insecure this month. ☹

September—while awesome—flew by and stole with it all my time to write. I’m not making excuses for myself because I did write, just not as much as I’d like. Not as much as I needed to stay on my timeline, which means I’m thrown off, people. Which means I won’t be able to do a pre-order now ☹. My own fault. All the lessons are being learned, but it does still make me feel insecure. Will I finish in time? Will I make my promised release date? Will it all come together in the end? Will I finally take up drinking fulltime?

The comforting thing is that I’m feeling good about what I’m writing. I’ll finish a scene (knowing I’ll revisit it 1-2 more times) and think, ‘can’t wait for them to read it!’ That’s one of the best things as an author. Knowing you get to share something you’re excited about with everyone, hoping they’ll enjoy it as much as you do. It’s super scary, but worth it! So, yes, I’m insecure that I fucked up with how I decided to publish this whole thing, but beyond thrilled to be able to share it .

Also: have you seen the trailer for A Star is Born? I haven’t seen the other two, but this third version looks amazing. So amazing in fact that I’ve watched the trailer twice daily for the past few days. I’m like one of those fourteen year old girls who watched Titanic ten times in the movie theaters (I WASN’T—I only saw it once) but my love for this trailer seems on par with their intense feelings of Leo’s stirring performance. I don’t know what it is—the song, the movie clips, the actors? I don’t care. It looks amazing and I can’t wait to see Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga this weekend 😊

Now that I think about it, maybe I’m so into this trailer because I’ve been writing about a musician in love. It’s kind of giving me that extra oomph to finish Better Than You because I see a finish line every time I watch it.

Anyway, I’m going to go watch it again because we talked about this. Then, more writing. Happy IWSG day! Try to rise above your insecurities and to make all your dreams come true. And try not to fuck up your timeline like I did. 😊

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.

11 thoughts on “Oh, the Insecurities IWSG

  1. raimeygallant says:

    Speaking of musicians in love, have you seen Once (the film)? Tear-jerker! I was obsessed with the soundtrack for a time. I was also obsessed with Titanic. There was something indefinable about it, I think, kind of like what you said. Anyway, happy IWSG day! http:/www.raimeygallant.com

  2. DRShoultz says:

    It IS a good feeling when you write a chapter or a scene that you particularly like, thinking about how readers will react to it. I started a new murder mystery a couple weeks ago and scared the hell out of myself in the opening. 🙂 Have great day!

  3. C.D. Gallant-King says:

    See, that’s what you get for making deadlines for yourself! 😛

    In all seriousness, making crazy schedules and changing your release patterns will teach you something – even if it doesn’t “work,” I’m sure you’ll still pick up something from this experience. And I’m sure the book will still be good!

    The hype for A Star is Born reminds me of the hype for LA LA Land a few years ago, which turned out to be… fine. Like, it was a fine movie, but certainly not the life-changing experience a lot of people made it out to be.

    • cgcoppola says:

      I really hope it’s life-changing. It probably won’t be, but at least I’ll have had this precious time with the trailer.

      Yeah, lesson learned 🙂

  4. trishafaye says:

    I wish I could say that I had no idea about what you’re talking about – that I’ve NEVER messed up my own timeline. (HA!) Alas, I can’t say that. Sometimes I get to the end of the year and am amazed at how much unfinished writing I transfer to my ‘Books for Next Year’ list.
    I’m glad you’re happy with what you’re writing. That can be more important than staying on schedule!

  5. Tanya Miranda says:

    Ah deadlines… I wave vigorously as I watch them go by. Don’t fret about timelines. I’ve learned the trick. Pick a deadline when you think your book will be ready for sale, and then add a month or two. Announce the 2nd deadline, but work towards the first. Be forgiving in your inability to predict life getting in the way. It will. It always will.

    BTW, I love love love the trailer. So going to see it!

  6. Loni Townsend says:

    Haven’t seen the trailer, but now I want to check it out.

    You’ll make it in time. I’m confident in your abilities. 🙂

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