Sometimes I have extreme writers anxiety.
Before I explain, I must state a fact. I love my stories, my characters, my bad guys… my books. And, I’ve finally developed into my own writer style.
It’s the putting my work out into the world that causes my anxiety.
I’m about to leave for Dragoncon.
I’ve got a car full of books, posters and print material. I’ve paid cover artists, editors, and graphic designers, to make my books beautiful. I genuinely think they are beautiful.
Now, comes the hard part. Trying to get them out into the world.
How do I explain to people that I think my books are amazing?
What if people reject them? What if they reject them without reading them? What if I sit at my table at Dragoncon and people just walk by?
No, this isn’t my first convention table, but I only worked super small conventions.
This convention is huge
I’ve wanted to do this for years.
You’d think I’d be more excited and less anxious. But, my brain doesn’t make any sense.
My fear/anxiety is not going to stop me.
Honestly, even if I sit at my table and watch people walk by, I’ll do this again… and again.
I’ll keep loading my books and print material, and driving all over this country. I’ll keep braving my fear and anxiety to find readers. Even if it’s only one reader, because I get deliriously happy when I find readers that love my characters and stories as much as I do.
So, I’m off to Dragoncon. Ready to do this. And, excited to frollic at one of the best sci-fi gaming conventions ever.
And, and, and, David Tennant, Zackery Levi, and Cary Elwes are going to be there! How lucky am i?
Who am I? I’m I’m Tiffany Easterling, a mostly nervous, definatly excited, writer of butt-kicking action and delicious romance.