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.
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Posted by Lee Hyat at 12:30 AM