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Do you know what I'm insecure about this month? Not having a good answer for December's IWSG Question!
In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what is your plan to get there?
I love lists. I am passionate about planning. I get giddy about goals. Yet questions like this always stump me. I'm not exactly sure why, other than the usual suspect: FEAR. Fear of failure. Fear of not being creative/smart/tough, etc enough. Fear of other people's reactions, including indifference. Fear of success, of achieving the goals but feeling empty inside, of all that hard work being for nothing.
But you know what? I'm not getting any younger. And five years from now, I won't be any younger. (Who said writers can't do math?) And Fear and all Its brethren will always be lurking in the shadows, lurching from dark doorways, eager to lick the nervous sweat from the back of my neck.
Well, they can lick all they want.
So, while I can't answer the IWSG question exactly, I can tell you I won't be lolly-gagging my creative life away. I don't know what the future holds, but I do know one thing:
I am not done yet.