So, I had Writers Group again yesterday. I'm always a nervous wreck going to the meetings and end up having such a fabulous time there. I mean, these are some seriously talented writers in the group.
And then there's me.
With my erotic paranormal story.
I keep waiting and waiting for them to out me as a fake.
Instead, the entire group has been beyond supportive and laughs out loud at all the right parts, squirms in their chairs at the sexy parts, and are really identifying with my characters.
This week I brought a chapter that didn't have any sex in it (gasp) and dealt with some messy emotional scenes and confrontations. Not easy to write and I had edited the shit out of it AGAIN before going to the meeting. I just knew this was going to be the meeting where they all redlined me to hell and back.
And they loved it. Said I did emotional scenes very well.
I think i may have actually blushed at the praise.
Praise from this group of professional, talented writers is high praise indeed. So like, maybe I might not suck so much after all....
Anyone else out there feel terrified every time you lay forth your words to others?
Final Note: Two releases this week - Roscoe James (birthday boy) has White Swan coming out today and Melody Lane has Rock Me coming out Wed. at Ellora's Cave.