First off, I want to say THANK YOU to the fabulous people who stopped by yesterday to meet Beth – you guys are awesome!!
Next, today’s post: Walking THROUGH fear (no matter what demons lurk in the shadows)
It is no secret that I chat with my online writerly buds. A Lot. Some times we talk about our latest works in progress, book dealings, that sort of thing.
But most of the time, we wind up talking about….FEAR!
That’s right, we talk about what we are freaking out over, what the monsters we deal with look like, why they are our monsters to begin with. No matter we start off talking about, it pretty much always comes back to this.
I think it is just an aspect of the creative personality – that tendency to live life in extremes. And with extremes, comes fear. Every.Single.Time.
But here’s the thing, while fear itself is no big deal…we all experience it…you can’t let your fear STOP YOU from achieving your goals.
So whether it’s finishing that first (or second, or fifty-third) novel, submitting that piece of flash fiction into a contest, querying agents, or anything else…..
YOU MUST GET PAST YOUR FEAR AND DO IT!
JUST DO IT!!!
After all, nothing ventured, nothing gain…right??? You do no one any good by stopping short of your goals due to fear – least of all yourself!
How do you conquer your fear?