Tag Archives: fear

Success Baffles Me

I have always been my own worst critic. I grew up with self-esteem issues and a defense mechanism I learned at an early age was to always say worse things about myself than anyone else could. That way, other people’s opinions of me or my work wouldn’t hurt so much. Yes, it’s a terrible way […]

Pushing the Big Red Button (Publish)

I sit here at my desk, an edited manuscript taking up most of its free space. I look at my Kindle bookshelf and marvel at it. All of the details are there, the “back of the book” blurb is there, I’ve chosen categories and keywords. The cover art is magnificent, the maps are inspired and […]

Another Fear Conquered – Wushu Class Day 1

Last night I participated in my first wushu class. Wushu is the Chinese word for martial arts, and this particular wushu center does southern and northern kung fu styles, plus staffs, swords, spears, and a whole bunch of other stuff. At first glance, it appears to be much more ‘art’ than ‘martial’, but all those […]

My One-Word Resolution: DO.

This year, inspired by my wife, I have decided that my resolution will be a single word: DO. I have run the gamut of ridiculous New Year’s Resolutions. I cannot count the number of times that I have sworn to lose weight on January 1st and found myself wading knee-deep into a pool of nacho […]

Fear, Fear, and more Fear

Fear. I’ve written a lot of blog posts about writer’s block and rejection and many of the other things that plague most writers, including fear. This past week I’ve been absolutely crippled by fear and I am writing this blog post in hopes that writing it will force me to follow my own advice and […]