The Fear of Failure

Someone once said, it doesn’t matter how many times you fall it’s whether you get back up and once you do, what comes after. I like that because at some point in everyone’s life they’re going to do just that. But to have the strength to get back on your feet is where the power is.

Through my journey from blogger to writer to published author hasn’t been easy; far from it. It was filled with hills, valleys, bumps, and bruises but I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything in the world, I love it so much. Where else do you get to sit at a desk with a laptop, PC, tablet, phone, tape recorder or notebook and build a story?

But most will never do it because if the fear of failure. That’s going to happen whether we want it or not. Even the great Stephen King has had some duds, he told me so himself. Myself, I’ve had many and that doesn’t mean I’m going to quit, because I still have something to say.

When I started my journey to becoming me I had one character that stayed with me throughout. One I couldn’t shake until I finally told his story. It’s funny because another author told me she hears the voices of her characters in her head pushing her to bring them to life. And even though all writers know the first draft is always crap once the words land on papers, it gets better with time. In my previous post, I explained how I became a writer and how the words of three authors helped shape me into what I am today.

But one thing I didn’t discuss was the fear of failure. I know deep down everyone has it, no matter who they are. But we never give up, no matter how tough things get. Nope. It’s not in us to throw in the towel. And even the ones who’ve disappeared from social media due to bulling or some other reason, I believe they still write. I say this because the the words never disappear, they never go away. Why, because life still exists and because of that the need to tell the stories remain. Now whether we choose to let others read it is another matter.

Now getting back to the topic at hand, the fear of failure. No matter who we are it’s something that remains in the back of our minds. If we allow others to influence our actions is another matter. So if you’re reading this and thinking of not writing that book, I say do it anyway. What have you got to lose? Who knows it might turn out to be something really great. But it won’t happen unless you do it. That’s it for now, until next time, where love resides-Temari.

Published by TemariJames

Temari is the author of Western and Paranormal Stories

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