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Being an author is hard

I love this picture. It is so reflective of how I feel, but that doggy is so much cuter about it than I am. Hahaha!

So, here's the thing... Last post, I talked about confessing.

Here goes, confession number one: Truth is, being an author is hard. Harder than I ever thought of or imagined. While I dream that someday I can write full time, I am really thankful that I have a day job right now. Otherwise, I would be starving and broke. That wouldn't be good. I love to eat.

Trying to do something creative brings out personal demons. You know, those insecurities, doubts, and fears of "I'm not good enough." "My writing sucks." Or worse yet, the demon of comparison, "I'm not as good as that writer." "Why can't I write like that author."

I have these demons. A lot of them and they are weighing me down right now. I am second guessing everything that I'm doing. On top of that, I didn't go to school to be a writer, sure I took a…

Confessions and Lessons...

I grew up Catholic and for all intents and purposes, I couldn't in good conscience say that I am still one today, though there are some Catholic practices I still hold on to.

My thoughts and beliefs have drastically changed from those days when I had to go to church for Sunday mass. LOL! I'd have to get up early to get ready in my "Sunday best," only to then fall asleep during mass. When I was a kid this was okay, even kinda cute while my dad held me as I slept. It wasn't so cute anymore, when I got bigger and older. Hahaha!

I remember going to an all girl Catholic school when I was quite young and that was where I was prepared to take my First Communion. This is a big deal and somewhat of a rite of passage. But even before the communion ceremony, I first had to learn about The Confessional and confessing my sins. Seriously, at a young age of like six maybe seven, what could be my worst sin? For me, it was probably scheming how to get more candy from my grandpa.

Tour Schedule

Come along and visit these great sites. I'm not the only one there! There are lots of great authors that are featured and you might just discover a new fave author to follow.
Here's the schedule for the Dark Skies Tour:
Read Between The Lines5/26/15
My World6/5/15
Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf6/12/15
Kimber Leigh Writes6/15/15
The Book Quarry6/17/15
House Miller6/23/15
Sabrina's Paranormal Palace6/28/15
Author Ellie Potts7/2/15
Harlie's Books7/7/15
Lissette E Manning7/14/15

It's time for a facelift

Well... I've been considering this for awhile, but I've been resisting. I like the way things look. I like the uniqueness. I like that my stuff is different.

But alas it seems my books are getting lost in the big open sea of publications. Why? I think, it's because of my covers. They were professionally done and I do like the design concept, but perhaps the colors don't stand out enough? Maybe, the graphics are not alluring to people? It could be a number of issues. I can't say for sure what they are, but I just feel like I need to make a change. I'm getting that nudge and at this point, I figure I don't really have anything to lose so I might as well give it a try.

This is all a part of self-publishing. There's trial and error, lots of trial and terror. The hope is the errors are found and understood, so we don't keep making them. After all, the point of being an author is to write for people, right? But if nobody can find us, then our work is los…