IWSG in Bullets

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 34 Comments


Thanks Alex and this month's minions: 
  
I'm full of it.

Insecurity, that is.

Fortunately for me, there is this: The Insecure Writer's Support Group.

What am I insecure about?

You name it...this month I'm probably worried about it.

  • I think my butt is getting wider. And squishier. Forty-something quite honestly sucks. I miss the days when Snicker bars were burned by watching Thursday night "must see TV". Yeah, it was a long time ago!
  • My son, Cole, got a bite (see his "I wanna play football in college" post HERE) from the University of Chicago. Ack! I've seen the news and developed an unhealthy addiction to the Investigation Discovery channel. Put that together and you've got one worried mom! Sure, sure...if people believed everything they see on the news, then ya'll are thinking little ol' me is either out gettin' busy with my cousin or drivin' round in my pick up lookin' fer a gay guy to drag like some sort of Wrong Turn trophy. Logic tells me I'm crazy...but that doesn't quell my nerves.
  • I am polishing up book three. And I need to take a serious look at marketing. I hear all kinds of good ideas...all things I know I should do, but there is this little part of me who is feeling the overwhelming weight of what all a writer needs to do to be successful. And I wonder when, if ever, I will have the time. The energy. The smarts. (Yeah, still putting off that Mail Chimp thing.) Quite honestly, there are those among us who make it look easy, but I know darn good and well they are working their butts, well let's go with fingers, off. 
  • I hate to drop the ball. It makes me feel lousy to realize there is something I should have done, but I failed to do it. It irks me and prompts me to have those, "I show up to class in my undies" nightmare. I really hate it. And during my blog rounds today, I saw this:   Julie Flanders has a new cover to reveal. I bet there was a sign up...or a call from her blog for help...and I missed it. See? That makes me a bad bloggy friend. And bad = insecure.  
Seriously, I could go on and on and on...but instead let's oggle Julie's new cover. 

A brilliant flash of light transcends through time. 
"A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.
Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.
By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains."  Michael DiGesu
Coming December 5, 2013 from Ink Smith Publishing

Congratulations Julie!! I'm sure it will be a brilliant read! 





34 comments:

  1. I can't wait for your awesome book to come and your son to do well!! You are a superb football mamasita. Congrats to Julie! Hugs to you elizabeth!!!

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    1. Hugs back at ya lady! I am a superb football mamasita...until I show my confusion about the rules. But oh well, my heart's in it!

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  2. That is a good looking cover. I know how you feel about the expanding butt thing. It should make you feel better that my butt is getting way bigger than it should be and I am 27. What will my butt be like when I hit 40? I shudder to think. Best of luck to you.

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    1. If it's any hope...I stayed the same size from from my twenties until now. And honestly? My butt is just a small matter in my life. (pun intended!)

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  3. I like the lighthouse. Cool cover.

    These all sound like worries, but I'm sure you'll take everything in stride. You'll learn and do plenty of things.

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    1. It is a cool cover. I'm a lighthouse junkie, so I'm an easy sell!

      You're right, they are just worries and worries get us nowhere. It's best to just do until you find you've got it all done. I just need reminded of that every now and then. Thanks!

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  4. An appealing cover design that matches the title and the quote.

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  5. I'd better get eating those Snickers before next year!! I'll never get the hand of marketing. Hubby is coming up with more ideas than me!

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    1. Oh skinny little exercising you will be just fine. I just have to admit to myself that I have to move. And post 40 it's not just about the looks of the booty...you have to start thinking of things like heart disease and such. Bleh.

      My husband comes up with great ideas too. All my mind wants to think about is the next story!

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    2. Heart disease isn't so sexy though, is it? :-)

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  6. Julie will be just as happy to see you've posted it today!
    Don't let the marketing stuff scare or overwhelm you. Yes, there's a lot to do, and no, you won't get it all done. So why worry?

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    1. Because people like you set the bar and I wanna be like the ninja master! LOL.

      Yeah, Julie is a sweetheart. I don't think she'd hold it against me.

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  7. I'm sure your butt isn't getting big, but it was funny as heck when you said, "work their butts off...or at least their fingers..." later on in your post. :)

    And congrats to Julie on her cover!

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. Yeah...I have really skinny fingers ;)

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    2. Great answer btw...your mom trained you well!

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  8. I don't know what to say about the softer enlargement of the posterior region. I've been there, done that, and I'm afraid the only thing that works for me is the work your butt off diet. Eat, then exercise like a mad person.

    (Why, sweet mother of science, do we not have calorie free candy bars yet?)

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    1. I know. I keep waiting for the magic bullet, but going to have to just move my fanny and be done with it.

      Speaking of calorie free...I remember when they first came out with the fat free devil's food cake cookies. I ate the whole box. I am totally addicted. Got. To. Exercise!

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  9. You might not be completely overreacting, it's not always bad being a concerned mom, if something goes amiss you'll catch it. Squishy butt or not you're still our Lizzy. Let the insecurities melt away and know your friends (ans family I'm sure) love you. Congrats to Julie and you with book 3.

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    1. I love you too! Big hugs lady...if I ever make it to Jamaica, meeting you will be tops on my list!

      (And you are right. There are places that are scary and sometimes the worst does happen to people...as you know all too well)

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  10. I'm insecure about my butt too but since its my rear I just try not to think about it and I leave it behind :P

    Best of luck with the polishing and the marketing. Do what you can, it will all work out!

    Congrats to Julie ;)

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    1. Bwa ha ha!!! I think I'll put it *behind* me too!! Love it.

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  11. Ah Marketing, how I hate thee. lol. It is a must though, good luck.

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    1. I do so thoroughly hate it too. It's a bit like taking bitter medicine!

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  12. Dragons should feel insecure about their butts? I'm way past 40's, like by 7 centuries. Probably the size of my butt is equal to how many times 40 fits in 802 years. That's why dragons do not worry about butt sizes. Too much to worry about.
    Marketing, well, I have no idea how to do that but I certainly will be providing the cheering squad to keep you cheered. :) Dragon Hugs!
    PS. Dont worry too much about being good bloogy friend. We know you are a good friend, you're just a busy good friend and we love you the same.

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    1. Hugs and love right back to you. I'm flattered and energized to get done so I can enjoy my cheering squad!

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  13. Liz, you are one of my FAVORITE people. Your bluntness is soooooo refreshing. You are you and you are beautiful!

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    1. My favorite skinny red head! You are you and beloved too!

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  14. Hi, Elizabeth,
    Fear not. I think what you have is a common affliction. I've had my browser open to your blog page for nigh on two hours and only remembered to visit when I realized that you'd popped by my blog. Thanks!

    Like you, I have oodles of stuff I should be working on, but as to when I'll get there. I dunno.

    One foot in front of the other, I say. Just keep moving. And butt troubles? It's the lot of most women. :)

    Kudos to Julie!

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    1. Hey, however and whenever you get here doesn't matter...as long as you get here!

      It is silly to worry about the butt. Buttless women all over the world would love to have my round tush. I saw where people were getting butt implants, all I have to do is eat. So, I guess that makes me the lucky one. ;)

      You're right about taking it one step at a time. Very easy to get overwhelmed thinking too much!

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  15. Hey, there's only so much we can do in life, so we just have to do what we can and go from there.

    Best of luck with book three and to your son's future. Keep us advised :)

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    1. Most certainly!

      I just want it all done yesterday. But alas, accepting limits is going to have to be the plan. Thanks Mark!

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  16. There's only so much we can do in a day and we can most of the time finish the rest the next day (unless there's a deadline).

    Good luck on book three and your son. I am alway here for you if you need anything, Liz. *HUGS*

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