I’m about to embark on yet another novel writing adventure. This will be my fourth since 2008. It took me a long time and false starts to decide what to write next and I was really excited to get started on it. I’ve done my outlining, plotting and almost all my world building. Now I’m about to start, I’m frozen with stage fright!
Is my overall concept a winner or loser? Am I writing the book I’m supposed to write? Will this one go anywhere? On and on the questions clutter my brain and make my fingers freeze up over the keyboard. I apologize to all my writing friends I’ve whined to about this and sent my pitch to for validation that I should actually write the dang thing. Thanks for telling me, yes, do it.
Does anyone else feel this way? I feel like I should be 100% excited about the new novel, that it’s a sure fire idea that’s going to have agents and editors jumping out of their seat to call me. Right? RIGHT?!! Clearly that’s not the case. I hope feeling the fear and doing it anyway also applies to writing novels. I guess there’s nothing left to do but take the stage.
To quote Gimli, “Certainty of death, small chance of success… What are we waiting for?” Wish me luck.