...i'm a writer who's afraid to be seen.
drawing attention to myself has never been easy. i'm the kind of person who likes to work behind the scenes. i love to see others shine, accomplish their goals, even help them along if i can. i'm perfectly content to not be noticed.
on the other hand, i want everyone to know about my book... as long as i don't have to personally tell them. how crazy is that?
for example, a few weeks ago, in the course of normal conversation, i told someone i had written and self-published a novel. she thought that was amazing. the following week, i knew i would see her again, so, in the safety of my own house, i decided to bring a copy to show her.
once i got there, it was another story. it took me a full hour to work up the courage to show her. what if she didn't want to buy it? what if she thought i was bragging?
in that hour of debating back and forth with myself, i came to the conclusion that my fear of rejection is so great that i don't want to tell anyone about my book because they might not want anything do with it.
what a conundrum! i want people to read it. i think it's a good story. i've had many people *tell* me it's a good story. they've even told me they couldn't put it down.
all that and i still have trouble telling anyone about it. OY! such a silly goose i am.
how is anyone going to read it if they don't know i wrote it? how is anyone going to know i wrote it if i don't tell them about it? how am i going to tell them about it if i'm scared to death of what they'll think? why the heck do i even care?
there must be something in me that wants to be seen. i think i have something important to say. it's why i have this blog. it's why i'm going to once again step out of my comfort zone and try to promote my book and my blog. one of the best ways i know of to do that is to give away a copy of Eldala.
my official contest post will go up in a couple of days. since one of the book's main themes is courage, my post will be about courage. leave a comment on that post and you'll get one entry. put up a blog post about my contest (or at least mention it) and you'll get another entry. here's the link to my Eldala blog (which has links to Amazon, reviews, etc) : Eldala.blogspot.com
welcome to my blog
welcome to my blog
i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.
all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...