In a quick exchange the other day, a fellow author and I had this to say to each other:
Having fun with my new Final Draft software program that I got for Christmas. Makes me want to write a movie instead of a novel.
@dawnchartier Then write a movie.
@UrsulaWhistler Hmm. Not sure which I would have a better chance at.
@dawnchartier It is uphill both ways, but I wouldn’t let that get in your way.
@UrsulaWhistler I’m not one to let things get in my way – I might pout for an hour or so, but then I get back on that horse…
@dawnchartier A good pout is great for focusing the mind. Then time to forge forward.
I’ve been one to pout before. In fact, I pouted for months when I parted ways with a publisher. What my friend Dawn Chartier doesn’t know is her resolution pushed me to get over that incident and get that one story back out there. I’m going to put Basically Bad back out into the world using Wildflowers Books. (Yeah, I could do it on my own, but I like experts. They’re, well, experts.)
Read Dawn’s resolution at her blog and then make your own resolution to not let fear ruin your goals.