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Fear and Worry in Missouri

Here’s my little secret. I’m an awesome designer and I do great work for my clients, but the fonts and color swatches hide a fiction writer. I have stories upon stories stacked in my head. But everyday I look at my to do list and I don’t see time for writing. I worry about the stories that I’m not going to have time to write. Characters and plots circle around and I’m afraid to let them go. What if they aren’t good enough? What if there are no more stories behind those? What if, after I put them down on paper, I’m empty?

I’m working on eliminating that worry and fear. I’ve decided I don’t need hours each day to write, that I must find bits of time in my days and weeks to put my stories down on paper where they can breathe. I’m giving them the chance to be good or bad. They have that right, I think.

###I’m participating in #Reverb10 because I’m tired of hiding my writing from the world. #Reverb10’s daily prompts help me write and I’ll take all the help I can get. Today’s #Reverb10 prompt is: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta)

Here are my questions for you: What secret passions are you hiding from the world? What are you getting out of hiding? If you came out of hiding now, what is the worst thing that could happen?

One Response to Fear and Worry in Missouri

  1. Elizabeth Snyder December 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    It’s interesting that I just made a video post for you all in Vimeo-land and another one for my blog – aimless, but taking action.

    No more hiding, no more waiting for “the perfect time.” Now is the perfect time. Now is always the perfect time. I can’t wait to read more of your writing. You inspire me!
    ~Liz

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