To be honest, I’m struggling with some fear right now.
I’m afraid to start submitting my book to agents and publishers.
I’m afraid to start writing Book Two of my fantasy trilogy. I’m afraid to delve into painful topics on this blog.
I’m afraid that I’ll fail. That things won’t work out the way I want.
I’m afraid my deepest dreams won’t come true.
I’m afraid people will hate my story.
I’m afraid people will laugh and will judge.
I want so badly to fly. What if I tank and crash instead?
All of these things are thoughts I’m struggling with right now…and needless to say, I’m feeling pretty crippled right now.
Fear is always one of my biggest enemies. You’d think by now I’d be better at recognizing it for what it is and to fight it back before it gets me in a strangle hold.
I just need to fight these fears.
Because writing isn’t just about talent.
Writing is about guts.
It’s about putting your heart and soul on the page.
It’s about saying things that need to be said (even though some people might not like it).
It’s about shining light into the darkness.
It’s about giving hope to the hopeless,
comfort to the mourning,
joy to the pained.
It’s about meeting people in their own experiences by connecting them with yours.
So here I go.
(I need prayer.)