We all have personal lives running parallel to our writer journeys. And, as most of you have surely heard, that personal life is part of what makes us the writers we are, influencing our ideas and stories. Sharing part of who we are is important, not only to our work, but also to our readers' perception of who the heck is the author?
Obviously, we must use caution when sharing about our real lives online. As with anything else in life balance is necessary. But sharing certain events or aspects can bring author closer to reader - reader closer to author, and author more intimately entwined in the publishing world. All of those bring us full-circle back to platform, which is plainly about exposure, relatability, and presence of the author.
I bring this up because I have two important aspects of my life - one personal, one professional - to share publicly, but have yet decided on the perfect time or delivery. The one I'm more insecure about is the recent change to my professional life. We've all heard or read comments or posts from writers sharing highs and lows from their professional journey. Some comments/posts seem to have no regard to professional repercussions or aim other than to bash someone else. That is not the type of person I am. I want to be honest, but I also want to be cautious and smart. I'm a more private person, but do believe sharing my recent writer struggle will aid others.
Writers: Have you ever struggled about exposing pieces of your writing journey and how to keep it positive?
SPLAT Alert! Just before the holiday break I released my goals for 2015 through my Writer's Rebel CREED. If you're interested in joining me or just intrigued to know what it's all about, go HERE. You can also peek at the creed in my right sidebar. ((HUGS & WRITE ON!))