The Fear of Disappointment

Well, February has come and is almost gone.  To my dismay, I am not closer to finishing my first solo book than when I started it months ago.  Call me crazy, but my fear of disappointing readers has me at a stand still.  You see having co-authored my first book, all the pressure wasn’t on me to make it great.
Writing an entire book alone is a totally different experience.  I’ve caught myself second guessing my talent and storyline.  But I know that deep down writing is what I’m supposed to be doing.  It’s the one thing that has always been constant in my life.  It’s the one thing has always given me great joy.
I now have an even greater respect for all you other authors out there.  Anyways, I’m putting my foot down and finishing what a started.  Nobody ever said that this journey would be an easy.  And I’m certainly not going to quit now.  There’s too much out there I want to achieve.
So, by the end of this month, I will have finished and published my first solo piece!  I’m excited, nervous, scared and all that jazz.  But most of all, I’m determined to overcome my fear of disappointment!
How did you overcome your fear of publishing your first solo piece?


  1. Shonell Bacon

    April 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Did you finish the book? I think for me, part of the way I'm able to finish a work is to fully immerse myself in the experience of writing the book and not think about what happens AFTER. Writers write. If we only thought about the business, the publishing, and all the zaniness that goes on with that, we'd be frozen from words for the rest of our days. Breathe, smile, luxuriate in the words around you, and write. 😀

  2. K Elizabeth

    April 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Yes, I did! I'm posting about it soon. Thank you for your words of encouragement!

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