Today I’m happy to welcome Michelle Davidson Argyle, author of Cinders to The Variety Pages. Read through for a chance to win some really great prizes!
One of the interesting things about writing is the cycles we go through. I’ve noticed time and time again that many writers start out writing just for themselves. They write and write without a care in the world, and then they become increasingly aware that they might want to share their work with others. In fact, they almost become obsessed with sharing their work and getting it published. They start querying and researching and working more on their writing.
This is the point where I, personally, came under the impression that I had to impress people. That began to affect my writing and attitude about writing. Like a poison, it slowly infected my bloodstream. I started to change my writing to things I thought would impress people the most, things that would catch an agent’s eye the most, things I felt went against what I really wanted to write.
After I self-published my book, Cinders, a great relief swept over me. My work was out there and whether or not I impressed people I was happy with the book and what I had accomplished. I suddenly realized how easy the book had been to write compared to my other work when I was trying so hard to make it what others wanted. Choosing the route I did gave me great freedom over that weight on my shoulders. I wrote exactly what I wanted to write and I gave myself permission to be happy about it!
Wanna win some cool stuff, or even a copy of Cinders? Leave a comment for Michelle and follow the instructions below. Here are the details from Michelle:
This is SO easy! Just fill out the form linked here for each time you commenton one of the blogs involved in the tour. Each entry is a chance to winone of the prizes. Only one entry per blog, thanks!
Thanks so much for visiting us on your blog tour, Michelle!