My inspiration post yesterday brought up the idea of the fear of sharing our works with others because it is such a piece of us. That got me to thinking of some of the other fears of publishing or sharing our writing. Some people are afraid of what others may think, but me… I am afraid of someone actually liking what I create!
Some may find that strange, I mean, who is afraid of success. But to me that comes with its own whole ball of wax. You know, things like expectations… Writing is a joy to me, something I do because I love it. The idea of someone liking what I write could take some of that fun away. People might expect more, or what if another isn’t as good!
Fear can really be a detrimental thing no matter what you are doing in life! But I agree that courage is doing in spite of that fear! I wont let my fear stop me.
What about you? What in the writing process do you fear? Why are you afraid? What stops you from writing or sharing your work?