Asking for Help
Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about how hard it is and how important it is to ask for help when you need it.
Sometimes, the hardest thing in the world is admitting that you don’t have all the answers. It can feel demoralizing to realize that you can’t do it on your own. But those feelings of weakness and helplessness fade and disappear once you reach out to the community around you for support.
Writing is a solitary act. But being a writer doesn’t have to be. You can and should build a community of likeminded creatives around you, that you can reach out to when you’re at your lowest, when things just aren’t working out, when you need help. Your family, your friends, your fans, your peers — don’t keep them at arms length. Be honest with how things are going, even when they’re not going well. You’ll be amazed at how ready people are to pitch in and lend a hand.
It’s hard to ask for help. It’s the bravest thing you can do. And please know, that if any of you ever need help, I hope I can be there to offer at the very least an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on.
In this crazy world all we have is each other.
As always, if you’re interested in supporting me and my work, thank you: Hungry is the Night, my paranormal romance, is available on all major platforms, as are my classic murder mysteries with scifi twists, The Cadence Turing Mystery series!