Posts Tagged ‘fear of failure’

Writing with Pen and PaperI want to write. I want to start writing my new novel. But I can’t. Not right now.

This is not procrastination. This is not the usual fear of failure that stymies me at the beginning of new projects.

This is fallout.

Life has gone all Tennessee Williams on our asses, and it steals a lot of energy–psychic, emotional, physical, spiritual. I’m just not up to starting a massive project like a new novel.

But I want to write.

So I’m going to take another tack. I’m going to sidestep this emotional turmoil. Like one of the fiddler crabs on the shore where I grew up, I’m going to crab-walk to the side, and hit my opponent’s flank. (more…)

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