Hey, there's a really cool Pay It Forward contest over on Angie's blog. Deadline is today. I'm so sorry I'm late in posting it.
And, can I mention, Ally Carter is a genius? I read I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You a few weeks ago, and yesterday I read Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy.
It's not just good YA. It's great storytelling. Great voice. Great everything. I mean, damn, it's really good.
Every page seems to have something delightful about this world she's created. I smile on almost every page, and even laughed out loud several times, in public, at Borders.
Yesterday's writing went really well.
But writing is a weird thing. One day ... no, one moment, I think I know something of how to write, and the next moment, I'm COMPLETELY CONVINCED I SUCK.
Yesterday was one of those self-doubt days.
I suppose, when my "real name" gets published, I won't be able to say things like YESTERDAY, MY WRITING COMPLETELY SUCKED.
It's hard to sell your own work if you're advertising your insecurities about it. Maybe. I don't know.
But for now, I am so grateful I have somewhere I can talk about writing freely. Pseudonym never talks about writing on her blog. One wouldn't want to spoil the magic by discussing how it's done.
One wouldn't want to ... taint one's characters with the suggestion that they are anything less than real. Or, god forbid, created by a mere being such as myself.
Pseudonym, as a rule, does not market to other writers. She does not talk about writing.
I've often wondered about those things.
Anyway, I'm so grateful for blogging, for you guys. It's nice to have someone to talk to about the writing stuff.
What are your thoughts about writers writing about writing? About blogging one's fears and insecurities?
And have you read Ally Carter's Gallagher Girl series? It's totally awesome. Not to be missed. Even if you don't read YA.