Breaking Through Your Fears and Write that First Book!

Breaking Through Your Fears and Write that First Book!

Writing that first novel is as much “proof of concept” as telling a story or making a piece of art. There’s a point, usually about halfway through, where you ask yourself, “Am I really cut out for this?” Wrote a blog piece about this today that Hidden Gems was kind enough to publish about the process. Long-ish story short: You are if you want to be.

The Watershed

The Watershed

The thing about stupid fears like this  — as opposed to fears such as “Stay away from the grizzly bear”; that’s good fear — is that they seem true when they whisper things from the shadows. They tend to lose power, however, when you drag them screaming into the daylight. It doesn’t matter who’s doing the screaming — you or the fear; “daylight” is the operative word here. So, let’s drag…