"....maybe fear is God's way of saying, "Pay attention, this could be fun." — Craig Ferguson (American on Purpose) Reply to this
4/15/2011 6:05 AMKathleen Harrell wrote:
Once you start, don't ever stop. I've discovered that it's harder to re-start a blog than it was to begin in the first place. After three surgeries and a death in the family, I'm just getting ready to re-launch my blog, and inertia has been a big problem. So use your momentum. Reply to this
4/14/2011 9:28 PM
Lori Corsentino wrote:
Awesome blog Hill! I'm very proud of you - that's a huge step. And it's much more than 25 words!!!
Being fearless is working on your craft, learning how to string words together. Being fearless is writing, using your craft, striving for just the perfect combination of words. Being fearless is sharing this craft, this combination of words with the world, and not crumbling to a heap screeching, "I'm meltiiiiiing!" Reply to this
4/14/2011 9:00 PMAshley March wrote:
Thanks for this great post, Hillary! I think I really agree with just going out and DOING what you fear. Once you do it, as you said, you discover it's really not that difficult. I know a lot of people who really want to write but are scared of doing it (for whatever reasons). I'm scared of writing a bad chapter and wasting precious time doing so (when your writing hours eat into your sleeping hours, every minute is precious). But I just have to write, trusting that I can always go back later and edit to make it perfect.
Also, is that Helena Bonham Carter in the picture? =) Reply to this
4/14/2011 8:20 PMColette Auclair wrote:
I find that hitting Submit is scary--specifically, when I emailed my first novel to readers for the first time, entered my first 2 contests in Jan. and sent my manuscript to a real live agent. But every time I hit that button, it gets a little less frightening and has a little less power over me. So hats off to you, Hillary, for jumping off the blog cliff! You are going to help so many people, myself most definitely included. Reply to this
4/14/2011 6:13 PMML Guida wrote:
Being fearless and not listening to the harpies is important in writing. I believe you have to push ahead and submit your work to agents and editors. With each rejection, you are one step closer. It still scares me, but I keep doing it. Another way to be fearless is to enter writing contests. It's another way to get feedback and get exposure. Take the plunge! Reply to this