The first Wednesday of each month is the perfect opportunity to share my insecurities on the #IWSG therapy couch, get encouragement and support about such insecurities, and to read how other writers are faring.
With the insanity of summer and kids being at home (my girls just started 10th, 8th, and 5th grades), I missed last month's posting. I'm glad to be back and look forward to checking in on as many people as I can.
Lately, my biggest fear is playing it too safe.
I've reached a point in my writing career (that shows a great first step, I called it career instead of something else) where I am not unhappy with my successes. However, I tend to be conservative... always playing it too safe.
To get to the next level, I have to take bigger chances and push the envelope. Which, inevitably, means there will be some failure.
Ugh. I. Hate. That. Word.
I know I can't get to the next step with a spotless record of success. I can't fear failure.
My self-confidence thanks you.