Does Writing Scare You to Death?

What If You Push Fear Out of the Driver’s Seat and Take Control of Your Writing Life?

Writing is one of the scariest things we do. But, I can’t find one bit of data that tells me it kills us. On the other hand, the odds of dying in a car crash are 1/113. Yet, we rarely think twice before hopping into our automobiles to zip down the road at 65 MPH.

Meghan is pushing fear out of the driver’s seat to chase after her what-if dream of writing professionally.

Writing Workshop

There’s a writer’s workshop taking place this week. Meghan will be there, where hearts and souls gather to wring blood, sweat and tears from their words. Some are excited. Some are so terrified they pinch their lips taught for days honoring the silent promise they made not to speak. Others won’t let themselves go to the gathering because the thought of letting so much light into their lives sends them careening back into the safety of solitary soul confinement.

Some are excited. Some are so terrified they pinch their lips taught for days honoring the silent promise they made not to speak. Others won’t let themselves go to the gathering because the thought of letting so much light into their lives sends them careening back into the safety of solitary soul confinement.

Some are so terrified they pinch their lips taught for days honoring the silent promise they made not to speak. Others won’t let themselves go to the gathering because the thought of letting so much light into their lives sends them careening back into the safety of solitary soul confinement.

Others won’t let themselves go to the gathering because the thought of letting so much light into their lives sends them careening back into the safety of solitary soul confinement.

Does writing scare you to death?

Brave Writer

Meghan is getting on a plane to zoom over the tops of several states, to bunk with an unknown roommate, and to sit amongst people she’s never met “in real life.” She goes bravely because she wants to be a writer.

Wait.

Did we forget something?

She is a writer because she writes.

What if?

I can hear her thoughts linking up:
What if I go?
What if I don’t go?
What if I fail?
What if I succeed?
What if I can write?
What if I can’t?

Romans 8

Is this a good time to remember if He is for you, who can be against you? If you are in Christ, you are more than a conqueror. Those are promises written in black and white. You can “take them to the bank”…(and to the writer’s workshop.)

Yet we toil and deliberate and procrastinate and deny the very thing we’re called to do because fear comes sauntering in shaking his head, telling us a lie. Telling us we can’t.

Writing Won’t Kill You

I asked my friend if I could share her story before I began typing out this post. She said yes. She’s brave. Meghan is writing and daring to follow her God-size dream; her what-if. Writing is bringing her to life.

Are you on the brink of breaking into brave?  What is it?

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4 Comment

  1. God sized dream❤️

  2. And which aspect of writing do you so fearfully speak? ‘Tis but a blank space inviting your interaction. Oh, I know — the rule says do not begin a sentence with “and.” Take the pulse dear reader of sentence one and two– feel the eager beating of life and reaching with words to come. The momentum builds anticipation as mystery surfaces to reveal. Oops! That inner grammar-groan nudges and points a red pen at “the rule.” And you turn away for another day.

    1. Writing is easy. It’s facing (possible) rejection that ignites fear, right? Thanks for commenting, Donna.

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