My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday. Another week done with. We had family stay on the weekend, doing post bereavement house clearance ready for putting the property up for sale to pay for my nearly-mother-in-law’s ongoing care. By Monday morning, it felt like the end of the week, lol. So, as you can imagine, I am so ready for this weekend! 🙂 I’ve been hands-on creative this week with knitting and also making a start on a Wedding Postbox … pics will follow … and also digital image creative, making my first ever virtual box set, which I feel so proud of. Now I just have to get enough flash fiction words to fill it, lol 🙂

This week, I finished scheduling all my Story Empire posts, which has me sorted until after January 2nd next year. I feel quite proud just now. I just wish I could get this organised more often! 🙂

Self-confidence, or lack of, seems to have been a common theme around my usual online haunts this week, so I found this quote and put it together with the used-up eraser image, which I thought quite apt for the sentiment. This week, I’m inviting comments on the quote if you’re willing. (Well, I always invite comments, but you know what I mean.) I’ll close by saying, ‘It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. What matters is what you think of you.’ Have a happy weekend, everyone 🙂


FROM STORY EMPIRE

Part 7 of The Seven Basic Plots by Staci Troilo

Cooking, Writing, Scribbling–It’s All Good by Mae Clair

Writing Question: Advice by Joan Hall

 

FROM AROUND THE WORLDWIDE WEB

Your Book Isn’t For Everyone by Julie Glover from Writers in the Storm

Nail That First Line by Laura Drake from Romance University

New Amazon KDP Updates And Features You Might Have Missed from Just Publishing Advice

Gifting E-Books on Amazon from Nicholas Rossis … once again, this feature isn’t available in the UK, grrr.

Occupation Thesaurus: Tattoo Artist by Becca Puglisi from Writers Helping Writers … one of many great resources on this site

Kindle Unlimited Has A Problem: It Can’t Count Words from Just Publishing Advice

5 Ways to boost your confidence as a Writer by Colleen M Story from Writers in the Storm

Crafting A Body Language by September C Fawkes from Writers Helping Writers

Best 17 Free Online Photo Editors and Image Editing Software from Just Publishing Advice

How to Convert to Epub and Mobi from Just Publishing Advice


Story Empire (Co-authored)

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10 comments on “My Week in Review and Writing Links
  1. John Howell says:

    The quote coming from Silvia Plath makes it all the more poignant. I think we all know what self-doubt can do to stifle the creative process. I remember writing a poem that I gave to someone I cared for at the time. “It doesn’t rhyme was the only comment.” Rather than seeing the comment as gross ignorance I was deeply hurt. I didn’t touch poetry for a long time and still don’t show any to anyone.

    • Harmony Kent says:

      That sounds like too many of my experiences, John. When I published Slices of Soul, my dear mother said, Oh … I’ve never read poetry like that. It felt like, Ungh! It took a long time to believe myself when I reminded myself that she wasn’t exactly well read on poetry! I stopped writing as a young adult because of ridicule which had led to gross self-doubt. These days, I take the knocks, and might have a day or two off, but then I climb right back on that literary horse. Best of luck with everything 🙂

  2. Gwen Plano says:

    Wow, you’ve been very busy, Harmony. I can’t wait to see the photos. As for the quote, I think most of us doubt ourselves at times. How could we not; we’re vulnerable spirits after all. As you’ve said, we just need to get back on that literary horse. All the best to you. ♥

    • Harmony Kent says:

      Thanks, Gwen! We are vulnerable spirits, and just because we know better, it doesn’t mean we don’t wobble from time to time. As with our writing, our lives are a work in progress. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. Staci Troilo says:

    Self-doubt can be crippling. Demoralizing. Agonizing. And I’m willing to bet most, if not all, writers suffer from it at one point or another. Sending wishes that you—that all of us—overcome it quickly and experience it less and less frequently.

  4. Jan Sikes says:

    Self-doubt can be crippling, if we allow it. I love the quote and it is so true. Can’t wait to see all the wedding pictures. How awesome to be that organized, Harmony! Wow!

  5. D.L. Finn says:

    We did the same thing for my mother in law…although cleaning turned into reminiscing. Self doubt can really take you down, and it always seems to lurking.

    • Harmony Kent says:

      It does, D.L. Despite all my years of Zen training, I have to remain ever vigilant… those early years sure stick with us. Have a wonderful weekend 😊

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