A couple days ago I received an email from JukePop Serials letting me know that my weekly serial submission was accepted. It took a couple weeks, but “The Soul Cycle: Para” is in! There is no way for me to describe the relief and . . . encouragement from this acceptance. It’s such a little thing, this acknowledgement, and yet it really hits hard and deep into the soul of a writer.
We write because we have something to say. We write because we cannot help but put it on paper, these stories and characters. We try and tell ourselves that we don’t care what people think, but in reality we do–deeply. Painfully.
So, please, check out the wonderful Indie Authors on JukePop Serials and vote for your favorites. To do so is really easy: simply read the next chapter. All the stories on JukePop are free. There’s no sign-up fee, and if you find a favorite author, you can donate to their cause. It is the ultimate acknowledgement. The uber-encouragement we writers sometimes need when we wonder why we’re even doing this writing thing.
I haven’t decided yet if I will continue posting the chapters on NonaKing.com, or simply let people know once JukePop Serials is updated every Tuesday. Considering that JukePop is free, and the only annoyance is the one-time registration. . . .
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I am an introvert, but I realized today that I am not so much an introvert as I suspected for all these years.
Well, I am an introvert, in that social situations either cause dread or extreme exhaustion after the fact. Also, I don’t seek out social interactions in order to get energy. I prefer to be by myself listening to music while writing, or ignoring a great TV series while writing, or actually watching a TV series/movie.
But I had a bit of an epiphany today: I am an extrovert when it comes to writer groups.
I know, right? You get me in a room with other writers and my eyes spark to life, my face glows, and I cannot keep my mouth shut. I very nearly dance in my seat with excitement to be there and share my own trials and tribulations (as well as joys and praises) of the writing life. This is such an utter and complete 180 from my attitude toward other social events.
And you know what? It has everything to do with confidence.
I’ve been practicing the writing life ever since I can remember, so I have a lot of experience to share. But more than that, I love hearing about the challenges and blessings from other writers as well. We have an instant connection–a bond–unlike any other person. Because we have that, there is no longer any pressure on me to conform or perform or fit in. If I am true to who I am and what I have survived, they respect that.
It was so very interesting to learn that about myself today. So, I hope you don’t mind me sharing.