Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fear...Fear...Fear - Does It Ever End With Writer's?

As usual, today I am wondering what I should write on my blog. It’s hard for me to believe that any of you actually are interested in reading what I have to say. But to my surprise, I am finding out that some of you DO actually want to read my nonsense and for that, I’d like to say Thank you for being a follower and listening!

Now, hopefully some of you will be interested in the most exciting news I’ve had in a very long time. It’s only weeks away from my book The Pea In Peanut Butter’s release date! As we speak, I don’t actually have an official date for that; however I’ve just approved the final draft only days ago and have ordered my first batch of books. I will be going home to Ohio the first week of June and doing three readings and book signings at my hometown library. They are being so supportive; it just thrills me to pieces!

Now for the not so good news… I’m scared out of my wits! How does one get over the fear of rejection? Even though I’m reading my book to little children, I’m still afraid they will boo me or be bored out of their skull. And, what if none of their parents want to buy the book after I read it? I wonder if writers EVER get over their fear of rejection. First we fear that we can’t even write to begin with. Then we fear all we’ll get are publishing rejections. Then when we finally get a publisher to buy our story, we fear that it’s all a fluke and we really don’t know what we’re doing! Fear, fear, fear… it’s a wonder any of us writers have any sanity left.

Ok, no more talk about being a big chicken, instead here is a little blurb about my new book just in case you’re wondering what it’s all about. It should be available on amazon.com soon! For those of you who haven't already viewed a trailer about my book, please click on the Publications Tab for a sneak peak!

Kailee is a little girl who loves peanut butter and avoids eating other foods. A craving at night leads her to the pantry where cans of vegetables and fruits come to life and the magical party begins. The story encourages good eating habits in a way that is enticing to children.

10 comments:

  1. I love children's books. This sounds absolutely delightful. I love reading the ramblings. On my blog, that's what I do. I review books and I ramble about my week and the ridiculous things that happen to me. Feel free to visit. Thanks. Donna
    http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

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  2. I am very excited about your upcoming book. I can't wait to get my hands on it. As for the fear, I think this is just part and parcel to being a writer. It gets easier, but I dont think it ever really leaves us. We are part of what we write, if it didn't matter, it probably wouldn't be any good.

    ctny

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  3. Thanks, Donna. I tried to log onto your blog but it's giving me fits right now. But I'll be back to check it out later!

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  4. Courtney,
    You are probably dead on right about what you said.

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  5. Adorable! New follower! Hope you will visit me, too!
    McGuffyAnn/McGuffy's Reader
    http://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com

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  6. I think this fear is very normal, Allyn. I was very nervous about my first school visit yesterday but it couldn't have gone better. The kids were amazing and really got into my book. I'm sure you'll have the same experience.

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  7. Congratulations on your book, Allyn. I think the fear will always be there, but hopefully it'll get easier to manage.

    Can't wait until your book is out! **hugs and kisses**

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  8. Congrats Allyn. Like Kelly said fear is normal just try and remember you're a great writer and that nomatter what critics have to say it's just an opinion and I'm sure there will be plenty of kids that love your book.Its really about what the kids like so who cares if a critic or two says something negative if kids like it then thats a great accomplishment right there. xoxo

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  9. You're right, Legacy, and I will try to remember that!

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