Category: fear

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Invite Fear In

I’ll admit that I struggle with fear. The fear of rejection, of judgment, of discovering that I’m not what I think I am, of discovering that I’m the very dullard I oppose, that I’m a divisive human being, the gossiper, the seed sower of unhappiness and oppression, all this worries me to my very core. …

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Enthusiasm (And The Tendency To Curb It)

I don’t think there’s any better feeling in the world than getting totally engrossed in something. I mentioned before that I’m all about expanding worlds, mine and others, so when I find a new world with a rich history to delve through, whether it’s a book on Roman politics in the time of Nero or …

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Can I Hack It?

There’s a fear in me.  A fear that clots my blood and shakes my marrow. A fear that chases me at every turn, and that’s responsible for every failed project, every deleted manuscript and every unsent story.  It’s responsible for the concern that my friends and family will read what I’ve written and sneer, or …