Writing Scared


First off, let me say, "Hello again!" I spent the last few days away from my blog, busy with another project. Some of you might know that I'm also a graphic artist and work from home as an independent graphic designer. Well, I typically do custom work locally, but recently decided that I'd like to try my hand at selling my stationery online, so I set up an Etsy shop!

Here's the link, if you'd like to check it out: www.etsy.com/shops/khariscreations

And a few of the pieces I've put up:

Keep me in mind if you're getting married or having babies and birthdays. ;)

Now back to the quote of the day. I haven't written in a while. I'm not ashamed of that; it happens. I think when I wrote my first novel, there was a period of 1-2 months that I just could not write, no matter what I tried. While I don't feel shame, I do think there's an element of fear preventing me. You see, I'm in a turning point in my book. Everything is about to change. Maybe I'm not afraid of judgment, but I'm afraid of that. Change. I like the comfortable place I was writing in before. It was cozy and I knew exactly what I was doing. Now? I'm about to head into uncharted waters and it has me dropping anchor. The truth is though, we can't write comfortable. If we did, our stories would go nowhere and our readers would be bored out of their minds. We've got to write scared, even if that means heading into uncharted waters where there might be sea monsters and pirates and rewrites later on. That's where all the good stuff is.

Where there's pirates, there's treasure, right? ;)

Today's Prompt: Write a short horror story featuring some element you know almost nothing about (an unfamiliar profession, place, etc.). No googling!

Happy Writing!