Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Figuratively Naked (much more insecure than the literal sort)

Halo Fine Insecure Friends!!! We've arrived again at Insecure Writer's First Wednesday, all in need of some support, eh? First though, and not unrelated... I would be remiss if I didn't share my Book Tour Stops with you...


03/05/14 Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows
Guest Post, Giveaway 

03/05/14 Reader to Reader
Review 


Book Tour you say? YES! And that gets to the current insecurity!!!

Anyone who has ever been here before (or run into me on Facebook in all my silly wonder) knows I am a true advocate for nudity. Frankly, I just can't be bothered with all this itchy binding nonsense we call clothes. It is expensive. It perpetuates class differences. It enables us to act like something we aren't. It makes us focus on stuff that just doesn't matter. It strains those of us with no sense of style or an overdeveloped sense of whimsy. Naked people are NICE people. And I'm all for that.

But with a BOOK RELEASE I feel FIGURATIVELY naked!!! In a cumbersome BARREL naked! All open to scrutiny!  I do a blog post and nobody comments. There is a giveaway and only a few sign up. I can't seem to break below the 5 digit mark in Amazon rankings... I am feeling TOTALLY inadequate, which is far worse than LITERALLY naked... it is FIGURATIVELY naked... Like everyone is going to spot that I'm only a pretender... I fooled someone into publishing my books and now everyone is pointing out that I have no clothes on... Figuratively speaking. If this were literal, it would all be good... see what I mean?

Anyway... suffering a big batch of imposter syndrome today.

If you might be really kind and buck up my ego, I'd really appreciate it... simple as clicking LIKE in one of the following places...

Alyse Carlson Author Page
Alyse Carlson Amazon

Or visit me at one of the links above so I don't look like I have no friends!  Love you guys!!!

15 comments:

Cruella Collett said...

Hey, you have friends! And we're proud of you - both for the awesomeness which is the book release (CONGRATS!!!) and for the fact that you're bold enough to let us peek into your barrel ;) Best of luck with all of this, Tami! *big hugs*

Cara H said...

I often feel like an imposter. Any time I "Pass for normal" I feel like one.
Good luck with your book.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I feel like I'm an imposter all the time!

I think that ranking is pretty good! This is the Big 5 we're talking about and the prices are higher than what we might offer, ourselves. Think it's doing well! :)

Southpaw said...

I hear you. I liked you on Amazon, but I don't use facebook. Thing will pick up! I think everybody is frozen. I know my fingers are chilly right now. I may have to get my mittens!

Southpaw said...

Your review isn't up yet at reader to reader. :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's just a slow start - don't panic!

Catherine Stine said...

Baring your art/writing to the world (pun intended) is always really freaky and scary and also exhilarating. It's part of what any creative soul must go through--a kind of unique purgatory. Just know that we're all going through a version of it. Power on!

Karen Walker said...

Oh Hart, I feel your pain. You need to know we love you and know you are talented. Just ask us when you forget!

Johanna Garth said...

I'm sure it will pick up really soon. Nothing worse than figurative nakedness!!

planetpailly said...

I've had a few moments of figurative nudity myself. You're not alone!

Sarah Ahiers said...

i have no experience with this but i imagine it could easily sink me into a pit of despair, so instead i will just give you all my internet hugs. ((HUGS))

Juneta Key said...

I'm new to IWSG just dropping by to say HI. I dropped by your FB, and gave you a like. I feel like a pretender right now. Anyway I am new to writing to publish, and I am working on my first novel. That was a great post, and I love the picture. Can't say I like to go naked, but it was very effective for you topic. Well done.

Juneta at Writer's Gambit

Helena said...

You have a wonderful new book out and you're building up your readership, so please feel at least kinda secure? That being said, I have so many insecurities I can't give anybody any advice.

What I can do is order Keeping Mum, which I did yesterday, and I am so looking forward to reading it.

Andrew Leon said...

Hmm...
Now I'm wondering just how much time you actually spend naked. Do you have a collection of barrels?

Kristin Smith said...

I clicked! I clicked! I now like you on Facebook! See, you do have friends after all.

And can I just say that I think you are Hi-larious!! I've read your posts before AND I saw your guest post on Alex Cavanaugh's page. You are AWESOME! I can't wait to read your books! :)

Good luck with everything, and just remember all the support you DO have!