But I have to continue to dance with my muse.
I wonder, how do established multi-genre authors handle these situations?
Next post: Sunday, August 21 (around 5 PM PST)
You've read about my experiences (and fears). What does an established multi-genre author think?
Please visit this blog next week when my special guest will be award winning multi-genre author Maggie de Vries.
Update: Thanks to author such as Maggie de Vries, I've learned that it's okay to follow your heart. That it's okay to be a multi-genre author. And I've learned to say, "I write fiction for adults and children."
Picture Books in Canada
Sharing my author journey...
Last Tuesday, a Facebook post invited Mayne Island writers to
participate in an open mic night.
Hey, that's cool, I thought. And I emailed a friend (because these things are fun to share). Plans were made and I choose a story to share.
It's now Thursday afternoon and...and... What have I done? What if no one likes my story? What if they boo me? What if I trip over my tongue? What if they vote me off the island?
All together now, "Get over yourself, Leanne!"
Thanks, I needed that.
I'll add to this and tell you how I did.
Sometimes it's good to leave your comfortable nest. Right? Right?
Today, Sunday, I can tell you the whole story.
I read a sweet short story. I love this story and received compliments. But everyone else's readings were much darker. I felt like I'd brought a piccolo to a heavy metal stage.
But if things work out, I could get a second chance.