Friday, August 24, 2012

Emma Lang: Dark Secrets or Embarrassing Truths

Many guest blog posts are about books, writing, heroes, heroines, etc. Today I’m going to step away from that and tell y’all some dark secrets… or embarrassing truths.

You know we go through life with a face we show the world. It might be a happy face, an angry face, a cynical face or perhaps even an apathetic face. I’d like to think I have an optimistic face, whether or not I have reason to be optimistic. 

However, I have the normal stresses in life, but I also battle with myself. Therein lies my dark secret.

My self-confidence sucks.  *sigh* I’ve always struggled with it, since I was a kid really. It was lost in the shuffle of marriage, having kids in my twenties, and then a job to stay afloat in the tough world of reality. I finally got a boost up with my first book publication, which promptly took a nose dive when I found out I sold 26 copies. LOL.

It’s a long hard road to believe in yourself, m’dears. I know that for a fact. I’ve been on the mountain of loose dirt for a long time. With each foot I climb up, I’ll slide back a bit. Hanging on gets really hard some days but with help from my friends and family, I continue to climb.

What?? You might be shocked to think I struggle with self-confidence, or you might be nodding your head in agreement, stuck in the same boat. I envy people who are so amazingly self-confident they can forge ahead and climb the mountain without any safety gear. I’m so wrapped up in harnesses, ropes and carabiners, I can feel the weight of them.

Now that I've published almost two dozen novels, I have gained strength. I can see the top of the mountain, still not quite in reach, but achievable.

What’s life without hoping and dreaming for something? That’s why we read and write romance right? I always hope, always dream, and always hang onto the slope. Someday I’m gonna reach the top.

Leave a comment and you can have an ebook copy of choice from my backlist. Cowboys for all! Yeehaw!


ISB Computers said...

Very nice blog good and beautiful article, Thanks for sharing.

cinful1121 said...

Good morning Beth,
I think you're amazing & I'm totally addicted to your books! I'm very grateful you forged on through all lifes bumps & personal demons to share your work it would be unfortunate for people to miss out on what you've created :)

elizabeth keckler said...

I have always had low or no confidence as well, Having 2 beautiful sisters and me being the shy short one I was always the one who was at home with mom and dad. I now have a Husband and two wonderful children but still struggling with it. Thank you for sharing this.

Beth Williamson said...

Good morning all - thank you to Lee for inviting me to guest post and thank you to everyone who stops by! Here's to a fab Friday! Woot! :)

Eli Yanti said...

yes, there is nothing without dream and hope :)

Pat Cochran said...

Where would we be without self-confidence!
It might take some work but standing up
for ourselves will see us through. I was
that person but joining groups and working
with children led me out of that abyss.

Pat C.

Laurie G said...

I'm also very shy. I hated going into any room by myself. I give you a lot of credit for exposing yourself to us all via this blog and your books!

*yadkny* said...

I am nodding my head in agreement with your post, Emma:) Also love cowboys!

Chrisbails said...

I love cowboys also. Great post. Love them cause they are sexy. Love their cowboy boots, hats, and blue jeans. No shirts please-LOL. this is a new author for me and I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Thanks for the giveaway.