Thursday, June 30, 2011

Facing your fears...again

One thing you probably don't want to know about me, but get to know anyway. I have an intense fear of failure and of rejection.

One of the hardest things for me is to share my writing, especially with those I know and love. It takes guts. I am more comfortable letting perfect strangers see my writing. I've let my mother read my writing, and a very close friend. I don't think he realizes how hard it was for me to share my writing.

The point is that I think sometimes I purposely put of editing a novel, because I don't want to face that fear of failure and of rejection. I've decided I'm going to make a promise to myself, by the end of the year I will be actively pursuing my dream. I will be trying to get a novel published and I will actively pursue the publication process. I will have a novel ready to be submitted by the end of the year. That is my new goal. I will work hard on my writing. I want to make writing my career and I need to take it seriously.

So this is me saying that I'm going to work harder and saying so publicly. That way somebody will hopefully call me on it.

Here's to conquering your fears!

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