I say the wrong word; I take too long to answer; I mispronounce the word. I've spent too much time worrying about how I appear to others.
I worried that by publishing this story I went too far, exposed too much. But then I read an article by Bella Mahaya Captep...
You cannot heal what you cannot see... Your negative habits and behavior patterns have their way with you--until you become conscious of them. You must first see them. Once you realize what's going on, they dissolve....If you're a writer wanting to tell your truth, showing up [naked]is a valuable practice.
Sharing my author journey...
Start a project, finish a project, make revisions on a project, send the project to a publisher--repeat.
What's so difficult?
Well, sometimes life--as in there's this interesting literary event that I must attend--and sometimes my muse--as in there's this shiny, new project that I need to start right now--gets in the way. That my friends is what happened this week.
In my defense, (not sure why I feel the need to defend, but I do) I did enter two writing contests this passed week. Great defense. Except that entering contests was my minor goal. My major one was finishing revisions. Um, yeah... And I'm working on them.
Let's see where I am next week, shall we?