What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?
To begin with, I’ll answer the optional question for IWSG this month. The blurb is definitely more difficult for me since it takes more work, more editing, and more concise language.
The title, on the other hand, is super fun for me. I love titles, especially since they often contain hidden meaning that can only be unlocked after reading the piece itself. For me, a title is like a perk to readers for taking their time to read my work.
But… where have you been?
My answer isn’t enough? Now you’re asking where I’ve been? Why I didn’t participate in IWSG last month? Why I promised something exciting in July but failed to follow through?
You are asking all the right questions, and I’m thankful you want to know. I’ve been busy, stressed, anxious, and so much more over the last few months. I started a big project for my blog, but when I was about ready to post it… I froze. I didn’t post it. I didn’t delete it, either. That lovely project is still sitting in my drafts waiting for me to return. (I even have a few new ideas that may help it work a bit better, too!)
As a teacher, I’ve been busy with revamping how we utilize gamification in my classroom. I need to update everyone about these changes, but I haven’t had the time. My students are working hard and enjoying my class, which keeps me going right now.
Other than that, I have a lot more going on, and it seems that there’s been very little time for my writing. I would like to say that I’ll get back to that July project soon, and I would like to say that maybe I can focus on #NaNoWriMo, too. However, neither of those things are likely to happen, but you never know.
I hope you are doing well. Please feel free to comment below to let me know how you are doing or how you overcome a stage fright of sorts when it comes to something like a blog series you really want to do (or something similar).
This post is part of the #IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group) founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and cohosted this month by Kim Lajevardi, Victoria Marie Lees, Joylene Nowell Butler, Erika Beebe, and Lee Lowery. The purpose of IWSG is to share our own fears and struggles in order to help encourage ourselves and other writers. Click here for more information, to continue hopping through other posts, or to join in!