As a writer, you would think I would jump at the chance. But I have cold feet. In fact, that seems to happen every year.
It’s a great idea. And I’m sure I could do much with it.
But then I start thinking about how busy November is, with preparing for Thanksgiving and the holidays. I have so many commitments. I have my paid work to do. I need to get my house ready. The kids have a lot going on. Well, the list could go on.
But are these just excuses? If I were to be honest with myself, they probably are.
Could it be that the idea of committing myself to writing that much causes fear? Or is it that I’m just not convinced I could do it, so why bother?
I don’t even know for sure. All I know is that something is stopping me but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Have you ever scurried away from writing opportunities? Do you think fear was the cause? Or is there something much deeper?
© 2012, Stephanie Romero