5 Fixes for Your Fears
I can relate to the following five fears. Maybe you can too.
FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
This is the reason my bookshelves are bowing under the weight of skills development and reference books and my inbox is bursting with countless links to the online courses I’ve purchased.
These materials are great—if we use them. I have to admit some of the items I purchase are outdated before I get around to reading them and implementing what I’ve learned. Not good!
- Narrow your focus. (If you have eclectic interests like I do, this can be a challenge.)
- Set aside regular time to learn something new that pertains to your chosen area.
- Make sure the information you’re learning is current and relevant.
- Implement what you’re learning.
- Impose a spending freeze until you’ve gotten a handle on steps 1-4.
We all have fears and insecurities as writers. If we don’t, we may be in denial. I created a list of my five top writing fears. Yours may differ in the order or the content, but you may also find some that match.
“A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
The Soup of Writing “So it’s writing time again,” I tell myself. I’ve been whispering it for weeks now. Today I shout it. Nobody is listening and that includes me. Surely I am not alone. Surely one or two of you have experienced the dreaded dry spell of summer and perhaps even fall and winter.