Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
What an interesting word. Emotion abound at reading it, at saying it, hearing it.
When I was a kid I wasn’t afraid of much, except my mother’s right shoe on my butt. As a teenager, who thought she was too cool, I became afraid of showing emotion, hated for anyone to know how I felt. When I became a single mom to my two young daughters, I had terrible dreams, feared that something would happen to them.
What do I fear now?
Lots of things. Not dying, but the how. The when. I fear snakes, they creep me out. I don’t like heights, more so the act of falling from them. My biggest fear is still that harm will come to my daughters or my husband, which I suppose is normal.
But here’s the thing that I don’t have. Worry. Why? Well because there is no way to stop the movement of time and the things that have to happen in life. It’s going to happen, no matter whether I worry or not.
And the fears about with my writing? Well, I fear that people won’t read my books or that if they do, they’ll hate them. I fear that the well of inspiration will dry up and I will no longer hear stories in my mind. The music that nourishes my soul and keeps me from acknowledging I’m not dead yet. That’s what I fear. *Deep Breath*