Honesty is the Best Policy… hopefully!

Photo by Scott on Flickr

Photo by Scott on Flickr

I was going to post today about how I was starting to get very nervous about releasing my books. Excited but nervous!

Then I was reading over a few advice articles about blogging as a writer and some of the advice was not to post about the struggles you have as a writer. How we shouldn’t post too honestly.

Whoops!

All I have done is post honestly about my journey as a writer 😀

So, why did they advise against it? Because it might give potential readers a little reservation about reading your book if they think you struggled to write it.

I suppose that makes sense, but then, what’s the point in blogging about my writing if I’m not going to be honest about it?

Yes, I have been worried about my writing, I have had trouble with some aspects and posted about that. But the incredible support I have had from fellow bloggers and writers has got me through those times. I couldn’t have got as far as I have without the support of this writing community.

Also, if I didn’t worry about my writing, then I wouldn’t strive to better myself and my craft. And that, after all, is very important. If I didn’t look over my work and think about it critically, worrying about every detail and word, then I don’t think I would get very far.

Just because I don’t go around bragging about my writing, doesn’t mean I’m not proud of it! 😀 I like my stories, and I do think my ability is strong. I just struggle sometimes, as everyone else does. I struggle, I ask for advice (which you guys are nice enough to give!), and then I overcome, grow and learn. In the end my writing is better for being honest.

In the end, I hope if potential readers stumble on this blog, they will read about the hard work, heart and soul that went into my writing, and how I want to produce the absolute best writing and stories for others to read. I hope they will appreciate that and be encouraged to read my works because of that 🙂

So, not posting honestly is advice I am going to have to ignore. This blog is an honest account of my journey to self-publishing my books. Warts and all!

Do you like honest blog posts from writers? Do you post about your struggles as a writer?

Progress Report

Publishing status:
> Stolen- Final read out. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, formatting, marketing).
> The Queen’s Jester- Final edits. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, final read-out, formatting, marketing).
> Third Manuscript- Final edits. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, formatting, marketing).

May E-Book Review: Reading.