Happy Leap day! I just had to say that as I can’t say it again for another four years.
This week, I’ve questioned the direction of my manuscript and I’ve tried not to get discouraged, but honestly I’ve had some severe moments of self-doubt. I’ve wondered if I have too much going on with the plot; if my first two chapters are the wrong way to start the book (they don’t introduce the main character); if my writing is too choppy; and if I shouldn’t finish the first draft and shelve it for a later date. However, I’m trying to push the self-doubt out of my mind and take that great leap of faith by trusting my instincts, and by continuing to write.
As Elbert Hubbard said, “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
And if I do, it will have to be a learning lesson. I want this even though I’m afraid I’ll fail, but as Bill Cosby advised, “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” And that’s what I’ve decided–I want it more.
What are you afraid of?