Everyone is scared of something…What are you scared of? Have you ever pushed yourself to do something that scared you? I do it all of the time. When you are a parent you have to do things that take you out of your comfort zone; like climb to the top of a lighthouse. Did you know as you climb up the lighthouse gets smaller and smaller? The stairs get steeper and steeper. When you finally get (almost) to the top…you have to climb a ladder, a ladder that is absolutely vertical. Going up isn’t bad, but coming down is a whole different thing…When you are the parent, you must put on a brave face and comfort your child as you go down the ladder and the steep stairs. If you are lucky, there is a nice tearoom attached to the lighthouse where you can have a cheese sandwich, some chips (fries), and a cup of tea.
Are there moments in writing that scare you? Is it sending out that first manuscript, or is it sending out the fiftieth one? Is it your first agent query, or requerying that same agent with a new manuscript?
So, what are you scared of? What’s holding you back? What can you do to push yourself to the next level?