Facing Your Creative Fears

Greetings, faithful readers. In this blog post I'd like to share with you some strategies to help you face your creative fears, taken from the pages of one of my many journals. If you haven't tried journaling, you're missing out on some great inspiration that you could glean from later in life, especially when it comes to conquering your creative fears.

The other side of FEAR
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Interview with a Future Bestselling Author by Eric Beaty cover

Interview with a Future Bestselling Author

I've just released a new story, now available on Wattpad! It's called Interview with a Future Bestselling Author: Hopes of a Future in Fiction.

Interview with a Future Bestselling Author cover

Click here to read the story on Wattpad.

In this "interview" I set out to motivate myself to carry on with my writing despite the overwhelming fear that my writing isn't—or will never be—"good enough." I decided to kick myself in the pants, get up off my worry, and give myself a goal to reach.

How did I do this? By interviewing my "future" self and experimenting with what it would feel like to become a bestselling author.​

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A Month in the Life of A NaNoWriMo Participant

Does the term NaNoWriMo mean anything to you?  If you’re a writer—especially a young writer—who’s been online for the past 15 years, then it probably does.

NaNoWriMo 2009 Winner Icon (Tall)    NaNoWriMo Participant Badge 2009

NaNoWriMo…No?

In 2009, I set out to finally achieve my goal of writing a novel.  The premise behind National Novel Writing Month, founded in 1999 by Chris Baty, is to write 50,000 words by the end of the designated month, which is always November.  Although I won the competition (along with hundreds, if not thousands, of others), my novel was still incomplete, life happened, and I abandoned my novel as a result.  Five years later, I began the journey to resurrect and complete it.

Here’s my story.