Writing is for introverts. Publishing is for perfectionists. Marketing is for extroverts. Either I really do need to have multiple personalities, or this process is going to expand my talents to a degree that not even I can stand myself.
Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but I have determined that the business of writing/publishing/selling is not for wimps. Writers create in private and then expose their “babies” to the public with an invitation to validate, tear down, or simply ignore their beautiful gift. Crazy? Maybe. How are we going to get rid of all those voices bouncing around inside our heads if we don’t write them down and share them?
The trouble with writing the voices down is that it truly makes room for more voices. The more I write – the more I think of to write. When I don’t write, I have fewer voices, but they are nagging and accusatory.
I wonder if writing makes me crazy, or if I write because I am crazy? No … I think I write because I have so many brilliant ideas it would be a crime not to share them. That’s it! Writing makes me brilliant. It’s the publishing and marketing that makes me crazy!
What talents do you have that you feel increase as you exercise them?