I’m still here!

Wow…it’s been awhile since I posted anything here, huh? No one to blame but myself. I’ve had a hard time getting back into writing, and I can’t pin any one reason down. I like to write, I really do…but there’s sometimes fear when I think about writing. Fear that the ideas will die, and I won’t know where to take the story next.

There’s also a self-confidence issue. Is my writing good? I like to think so. I know I can always use more practice honing my craft, getting better at creating interesting tales, but I think – no, I know – that I’m a good writer. When I read other stuff out there, some of it is so cliched and poorly crafted and illogical and just plain bad…but it gets published. It gets read. It gets reviews. And I don’t.

So does that mean I’m not a good writer? Am I arrogant? But isn’t a little arrogance necessary to put yourself out there and say, Hey! Look at me! Look at what I did!

And if no one reads your stuff, then why write? I carry a lot of stories in my head. Why put them down on paper if no one else will ever see them? I detest hypocrisy, so I’ll be honest here – I want to hear that someone read my books and liked them. That they did for someone else what my favorite authors do for me – give me something to thrill over and linger over and love. I want to hear that from someone so badly…

I blame no one else but me for not doing much writing lately. I have always been my harshest critic, my biggest obstacle, my strongest failure.

But I’m working on changing that. I really am.

So, if you’re out there, stick with me.

Author: Toni L.H. Boughton

I live in the beautiful state of Wyoming. I'm a self-published author of four books, all available on Amazon, and I dream of making it big with my writing.

2 thoughts on “I’m still here!”

  1. Hi Toni. I read Black Hare on my Kindle/ E-book at the end of 2017 and was blown away by such an original concept so vividly written! Black Hare was the best fantasy/horror novel I read last year,and I read a lot! I picked it out on Amazon simply because I was drawn to the title and cover. I hope you find your writing mono again soon because I can’t wait for the sequel! Take care,Marc in North East England.

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    1. Hi, Marc!

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate hearing that someone liked what I wrote; it means a lot to me. I’m working on the final draft of the sequel to Black Hare – White Hound is scheduled to be published May 1, if I can just get the gears working again! 🙂

      Again, thank you, and please keep in touch.

      Toni

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