June 2020 musings on the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG)! To know all about this wonderful place where you can share your doubts and ask anything related to writing, visit here.
Before I move on to answering this month’s optional question, I have so much to share with my peers in this group. May was extra special because I managed to put my A to Z posts based on tidbits from history for children in the form of an eBook. It is presently available for free download on the Blogchatter platform. I am hoping I shall be able to take it to Amazon in July.
But that’s where it stops. Despite finding a decent reader base in the first week itself, I realized that my skills with book promotion are limited. I’ve been struggling to come up with promotional videos or Instagram chats. And I am hoping the book will carry itself from here on. Bad strategy, I know but I feel tied down by something rather undefined.
Despite that there was one plus and one minus that happened after the book release. Since a lot of friends had been circulating the download link, I did hear from a Publishing House who said they found the book as well as my writing style impressive. I was quick to send in a résumé. Only to be finally rejected with a short note on how I must continue writing because there’s promise but not as of now!
I am still to make peace with the whole situation. For hopes to be raised and then crushed is a little upsetting. I’m still confused whether to feel happy or sad about the whole thing and it is affecting my overall productivity for some reason.
If any of you would be interested in reading the eBook titled UNLOCKED- Historical Tales in Verse, the link is right at the end of this page.
Now for this month’s question-
Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?
I don’t think I have many secrets as a writer but one thing about my work is that it is heavily edited. I like to read it again and again, and make several changes before the final draft. For one piece to finally go up there, it takes me a long time with reworking on the original draft for a few minutes every day.
The world has just been punched and its reeling under the combined effect of just everything. I’m finding it strange to be trying to be productive in this time of crisis. I’m finding it odd to talk about my book and other things at all! The only positive way to look at it is to believe that to carry on is the only semblance of hope.
With a desire for a more humanitarian, equal and disease-free world, until we meet again!
You may click on the following link to download UNLOCKED