Love this idea! Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for organizing the Insecure Writers Support Group. And you should follow Alex's blog, which always has something interesting.
Hm, where to start? :) I've been epublished for a little more than two years, but every year I think I feel more like a newbie than ever. I suppose because the industry's in such a flux, and a writer never knows what's coming next.
My biggest insecurity, I suppose, is marketing. How much is too much? I'm not inclined to share every occurrence in my life, so I tend to ignore the advice that the writer is the brand. Do you buy into that?
I also avoid Amazon reader threads, which can lean toward the vicious at times. I've also heard the threads hate hate hate authors who promote there, so how can an author introduce him/herself without getting slashed?
I guess the main question is, how much marketing is too much?
Thanks for any feedback, insights and tips! And check all the participating authors here.