Don’t let fear take the wheel.
There’s always a chance you might not succeed at something you try.
But there’s also a chance you might.
I remember weighing these odds when jumping into the publishing world. Letting someone read your book is pretty scary. It’s like baring your soul to a stranger who might pulverize it into dust.
And then….when it actually got published, I was baring my soul to anyone who might read it.
Yeah. You bet I was scared.
Still am each time my agent sends out one of my books to a publisher, each time I post a chapter online, or each time I publish a book.
Will people like it?
What will people say?
Will people laugh?
What if I get bad reviews?
The fear is real, but I don’t let it control me. I won’t!
Sure. I’ve had books flop more than I’ve had books hit a bestseller list.
And that’s ok. I will not let fear drive my decisions. As long as the stories keep coming, I will write.
They may not ever get published, but that’s ok.
I may never be known as one of the greatest authors out there, but that’s ok.
I will not let fear take the wheel.
Is fear driving your car or are you?