I’ve been wracking my brains, trying to come up with something to post here that’s a work of fiction. So far, all I’ve written have been opinion based blogs that have occasionally touched on what I might do if I were to spread my wings a little.
I’m not going to lie, I have a little stage fright.
I’m sure most writers do, and it’s something that you need to get over. In fact, any artist must tremble at the thought of giving away such an intimate part of themselves. And for the first time, well, isn’t that the worst? I’m prepared to be judged, of course. I do that every time I set out to write these things, but when it’s something closer to professional… when it’s the things that I want to make my living from, it just feels monumentous.
I want everything to be perfect. Mood, setting, tone, character. It almost feels like taking you on a first date with my words. I need to light the candles, and cook the steak to that medium-well perfection (or rare, if that’s what you’re into) and pour the wine. I have to dress this up in exactly the right way: not too slutty, not too conservative. Just a hint of cleavage and a splash of thigh…
How do writers go through with this?
Live Long and Prosper.