Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Overcoming insecurites - MS #5

Welcome to another wonderful edition of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh.



It seems like every time I write a new book I get to a point where I think I'm the worst writer ever and I'm totally ready to give up on writing and everyone hates me and the world in general sucks. This last book I wrote was no different.

If any of you read my post a couple weeks ago, you know how low I got. Thanks to my husband, awesome comments, and good friends who helped me through, I can now say that I've finished writing my 5th book!

You'd think that after writing 5 books in less than three years writing would be a breeze, but I'm learning all the time that writing doesn't get easier with experience, in fact improving yourself means that it gets harder.

On the same coin, it also means that it becomes more rewarding. I've never been that excited about finishing a book because I normally worry about what comes next, but this time I'm relishing in the fact that I finished when there was a point where I didn't think I would.

Without further ado, here's the premise to my fifth book, THE DEFINITION OF AWKWARD. (I'm not looking for critiques yet, just enjoy it with all it's flaws.)
Seventeen-year-old Shannon O’conner is more than just a social outcast, she’s so uncouth you might find her picture in the dictionary next to the definition of awkward. Being a recluse isn’t the worst thing in the world, except when it comes to her starry-eyed crush on Jeremy Manchester.
Jeremy is everything Shannon wishes she could besuper nice, cute, talented, cute, outgoing, and well… cute. Getting Jeremy to notice her isn’t so easy, especially when she’s trying to avoid the constant bullying Vikki Cartwright and her cronies dish out, but when she falls into Jeremy’s arms, literally, she knows she can’t just sit back and watch him anymore.
There’s only one thing standing between her and Jeremy, Cole Preston. Cole is the most popular kid in school, and he notices Shannon after she’s had a makeover. Shannon isn’t interested in the jock type but her one and only friend, Marie, has it bad for Cole. Which leaves Shannon in the perfect position to help.
Real life love squares are totally not Shannon’s thing, but she wants to help Marie, since she’s the only person who’s been there for her through thick and thin. If only everything would just untangle itself, maybe Shannon can go back to hiding from the world, but true love is never that simple.

Question time! What do you do when it gets hard to write?
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