I apologize for my lateness to this insecurity party hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. I'd explain, but I'd sound even more insecure. So, let's just leave it with "Sorry, and please forgive me."
I am posting a clip for your viewing pleasure today. It is from the TV show, Castle, which features a bestselling author, Richard Castle, mostly solving cases with the NYPD. However, he is still a writer, and the show occasionally includes mentions of his writing. In this episode, he had a new book releasing (many of you can relate) and his publisher posted a video to MARKET the book on his website. He's so excited to see it. He brings his mother, daughter, and girlfriend (soon to be wife) to his computer so that they can all view this "amazing" video the publisher has cobbled together to launch his book. To say it isn't what he was expecting... understatement. And hilarious.
Did you see the look on his face? Abject horror. "A million people have seen that?"
I know that Richard Castle is a fictional best-selling author, but I bet you dollars to donuts that even real bestselling authors have experienced blips in their publishing journey. This is your gentle reminder to relax and laugh at yourself.
As for me and my insecurities... my writing isn't going as easily as I'd like, either. I kinda feel Castle in that video: tripping around, upending my plot, jumbling my thoughts and words, and looking a lot like a bobblehead doll. It's all just part of the "fun."
Until next month friends!