Saturday, February 5, 2011

Too Afraid ... of What?

As an aspiring writer, my goal is to create remarkable and well-written stories that I can (hopefully) share with everyone in the form of published works.  So - why am I so afraid to post excerpts of my work here and on my WD page? To have my friends or family read it?  To show it to my husband?  Heck, most of the people I know have no idea that I write.   I used to give myself all kinds of excuses - what if they think I am silly for spending time writing when I have a "real" job; what if they think my stories are boring; what if they think I can't write well? What if they laugh at me? Of course it all comes down to one thing - as long as I keep my stories to myself, I have hope.  I can dream of achieving excellence and success instead of facing utter failure.
But, to use a cliche, no guts no glory, right?

So, part I of something is going up on this page next week.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for you! Take the plunge and let it out. You'll be amazed at what you gain in return. Can't wait to read.