Edit: I’ve been offline for a while, so I missed the message that we’re all supposed to introduce ourselves this time around. Hi. I’m Loni. I’m a squirrel. Yes, I know I look human, but that’s because I’m a ninja squirrel. Shhh! Don’t tell! I’m also a wife, a mother, a writer, and a Red Bull addict. *twitch* Welcome to my blog.
It turns out the entry of the new year isn’t some magic time warp that makes us smarter, healthier, and all around super human. *sigh* But while I juggle sick kids with answering interview questions, designing the back cover to my upcoming novella, and the usual tasks of housekeeping and my job, I can’t help but marvel at the people who handle it all and still have hair.
What am I insecure about? In less than 2 weeks, I’m releasing This World Bites and kicking off a blog tour. What if I don’t get my guest posts done? What if I’m a boring person to interview? What if all of my truths are dull? What if they hate my book? Gah!
When I start stressing, I focus on the things I’m proud of.
Based on the Breaking it down… blog series by Carrie Butler, I updated my “brand” (it feels weird calling it that) across all of my social media outlets. I’m still not good at interacting with people, but at least I’ve got a uniform look and feel. And I like my squirrel. I just hope Carrie likes it.
And then there’s the Seven. Due to an unfortunate hiccup, our first release, The Ancient, got pushed by another month. But the guy organizing everything complimented my story, Smokeless Flame. That made my night.
And then there’s Really Slow Motion: OF MIST AND MAGIC. I was incredibly honored when Samantha Redstreake Geary asked me to participate in the upcoming collaboration. I squealed and danced around the living room. I hope my story, Piper, lives up to the epicness of the soundtrack.
How do you pull yourself out of your insecurities? What are you proud of lately? Have you made resolutions to add a little magic to your year?