Today we're tackling the fear. Head on. No pads. Right between the eyes. So if you're not quite ready for that, you might wanna locate your mithril and pick up some extra chocolate.
Let it be known that any author, at any stage, has fear. This thing, that, the other.
Me? What am I afraid of?
6. The unknown
3. Living up to expectations
2. Failing as a wife/mother/sister/friend/teacher/writer
Yeah, so-and-so said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." but he wasn't trying to publish a book or raise a child or keep a rabid yellow lab from tearing into his thigh. So whatever.
I do think once we recognize what we're afraid of, it's not so scary. Once we look it in the eye and try to deal with it, the horror isn't as real. We're in control then. The problem is, it's easier to put on the headphones and ignore the raw fish, lingering spirits and antsy canines.
Easier, but not better.
So spill. What're your top fears? How will identifying them help you move past them?