Every writer I meet seems to think they’re the only one who’s scared. That successful freelance writers don’t suffer doubts.
Many imagine that once you ‘make it’ and get some bylines or great copywriting clients, the fear goes away.
Let me burst that bubble right now.
Fear is a writer’s faithful companion, as ever-present in our lives as our laptop or our pen.
The secret is to learn to make peace with your fear demons. Don’t let them keep you from shining your light.
One of the most toxic fears comes from the suspicion that we are the only one who’s petrified.
But I’ve never met a good writer who doesn’t have their own private terrors. To prove it, I’m here to share mine.
But let’s start with the fears I’ve learned other writers have. I asked my readers two questions on Facebook this week about their writing fears — and the floodgates opened.