Fear or procrastination? I’ve discovered the two are related.
There’s a book I’m trying to write between books, if that makes sense. I turned in a manuscript then signed a contract last week for the second book in the series and plan to begin writing on that in September. So, I had a month–A MONTH–to work on my big project. Sure life has been crazy, getting the kids ready for school, marketing books, writing proposals but even when I managed to find the time to look at the pages of this novel, I froze up.
What’s with that? Freezing up, that is. I think it’s just plain fear. I thought back to all the times in my life when I didn’t try out for something, or involve myself in something, or even quit something due to the fear of failure and the fear of success. Yes, I’ve heard that you can be afraid of success. But that’s not the kind of fear I’m talking about here.
So, as a result of my fear I’ve been procrastinating like I’m doing now by writing this blog post. I hear the best way to overcome fear is to face it. That’s exactly what I intend to do now.
As always, I appreciate your prayers.