31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 25


31-Days-of-NaNoPrepMo-by-Katrina-OstranderDay 25: What do you fear most about your writing or NaNoWriMo?

Writing habits. In the spirit of Halloween coming later this week, here’s another prompt related to fears!

You might or might not believe in writer’s block. Perhaps you’ve been experiencing it up until now, and you’re hoping that NaNoWriMo will give you a chance to get out of your creative rut and get back in stride. It’s possible you fear success, consciously or subconsciously. You’re not alone—many writers face what some term Resistance.

Action Plan: Consider, for a moment, what would be the worst thing to happen to you if you finished this novel? If you were to show it to other people? If it got published? Write in your writer’s journal a list of your current doubts. How rational are they? Can you identify where these doubts might come from? And is the threat of these things potentially happening worth not trying at all? What might you learn from some of these things if they did happen?

Additional Reading: “10 Ways to Build Your Writing Confidence” from The Writer’s Society“The Four Fears that Stop You from Writing” from Terrible Minds 

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