The Importance of Being Earnest

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Did you happen to see my guest blog over at Jeannie Moon’s site? In it, she asked many great questions, but my favorite was this one:

What was the hardest part about getting this book from sale to release?

I don’t normally dwell on hurdles, so at first, that question was a bit difficult to answer. I look ahead
, focus forward…but after I thought about it a second, I realized there was a very real, very raw answer. So I gave it.

My answer:

 After a long day of writing or editing, I can’t remember which, I came upstairs, spent. I remember looking at my husband and asking, “Am I wasting my time writing thousands of words no one will ever read?” Those moments of doubt were the hardest. I had to pray, pick myself up, and keep at it.

I still find myself silencing that inner voice. And I’m not the only one. If you didn’t see Charissa Weaks’s post on author confessions, go read that, too!

And the voices in our heads aren’t always our characters. The trick is to write anyway. That nay-saying voice is a sign you’re getting closer to your goal.

Jess short