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Fear

Fear. It’s what’s for breakfast.


Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a good week so far ;o) So, I’m having an issue – surprise right? Ha. What is it, Erica? Well, I’m going to tell you.

Fear.

No not fear in the writing itself, but fear of writing. But, Erica, you’re afraid to write, that’s absurd.

It is. I agree. Here’s the thing. I don’t know what I’m afraid of… maybe I do. Here are my theories.

  • I’m actually afraid to complete a story because then I’ll have to entertain the idea of this being real
  • I’m afraid of finishing it because then I *may* be in a position to find an agent, publish etc. You know the normal paranoia ( by the way I had to spell that word like three times, then still had to look it up – pathetic.) LOL
  • I’m afraid it’s going to suck
  • I’m afraid I’ll find out this isn’t what I’m supposed to do
  • I’ll find out I’m a no talent hack
  • Yeah that about covers it. You know what the crazy thing is though? I love the story, I love writing it and I have no idea why I put it off sometimes, but I’m guessing it’s one of those reasons above.

    Now, I’m not going to ask you if you feel fear, I mean, come on… we all have those moments. I do know that. What I’d like to know, is how you deal with it. Do you put things off like ole Ms. procrastination over here? Or do you fight those thoughts off and plow through?

    So… I couldn’t have a post without mentioning the great news buzzing in the blogisphere! The awesome, sweet and talented Shannon Messenger over at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe has acquired an agent!! Not just any agent the fabulous Laura Rennert with Andrea Brown Lit. *Squeeeeeeee* If you haven’t already, go on over and congratulate her!!

    What fabulous news! *throws confetti*

    Well that’s my time!

    Have a great rest of the week – see you on Friday for the featured blog ;o)

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