I am super excited as today 2nd October, IWSG site is going live. This month I am co-hosting IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group) founded by Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh, is a support group for writers, where we talk of our writing insecurities, share ways we circumvent these insecurities and help and support each other. We post on the first Wednesday of every month. My amazing co-hosts this month are Julie Luek, Beverly Fox and Ilima Todd. To read the other IWSG posts go here.
I look forward to the IWSG posts. As sharing insecurities is becoming quite a stress buster for me. It’s nice to know that I am not alone where these insecurities are concerned.
Today I am sharing an insecurity which I am sure all writers have at some or the other point. Fear of my books not selling many copies. The first time I heard about books being pulped was the time when my heart skipped a beat. My publisher told me that when a particular book is not sold and the copies are lying in the storage room for some time, then the publishers have no option other than pulping these books. Pulping means that the books are stripped of their covers and the pages are sold like old newspapers. That really depressed me.
So far none of my books have been pulped. Actually, thank God for this blessing, they have gone into reprints. But, I still fear that word, and hope and pray that none of us writers ever face that day where we see our books being pulped.
Have you ever had such a fear? Have you heard of pulping? How do you deal with it?
P.S. I am taking a blogging break for two weeks due to personal reasons. I will hopefully be back by the third week or max by the end of October and will catch up with you all then.