Day 7 of the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May-Book Giveaway .
Today’s question: What is the ONE thing you are afraid to do in your writing career? And what if — gasp! — you did it? What’s the worst thing that could happen? What’s the best thing that might happen? Go ahead and dream. We do that around here sometimes.
My response: Writing poetry used to be the one thing that intimidated me. I was absolutely sure I could never pen a decent poem. But after joining several online poetry communities (first Poetic Asides, then the now defunct Read Write Poem, Big Tent Poetry, and my latest, NaHaiWriMo), and receiving nothing but positive feedback, the fear factor has been removed. Now my next greatest challenge is to try my hand at fiction someday. I guess the worst that can happen is that I write something I’m not happy with, but that’s okay, I’m used to taking things back to the drawing board. 🙂 The best that could happen, of course, is that I find I love writing fiction, and discover that it’s my writing life true calling. For now, I have haiku to amuse me.
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