Monday, March 28, 2011

Worry and Failure

Tomorrow, I am starting something new. And I am scared. I am putting Slice away for now, because I really want to write this new idea. This new idea is a dystopian. It is called Outlawed. More info can be found in the "My Books" tab.

I've never really worried about writing before. But with dystopians, I am. What if I suck at it? What if I can't make a convincing futuristic world? What if it is just...bad? All of these worries have prevented me from writing dystopian before, but I have this idea and I just need to write it.

I have the same worry with historical fiction. I have one or two of those that I want to write, but what if I get it all wrong? What if I don't research enough and fail?

But in the end, I will start Outlawed tomorrow. And I will write those historical fictions later on. Because I am a writer and I need to write them.

Also, I just updated THIS PAGE. Please go look at it because I literally spent hours doing it.


  1. Good luck! You can never know if you can or can't do something if you don't try. And remember, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything ;)

  2. Remember, the first draft is SUPPOSED to suck. That's what frees you to write it.

    Check "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott (a great book for writers) for a more memorable way of saying the same thing. =D

    Good luck!

  3. Needing to write is gold. Mine it. Every one of us has doubts, trust me, and those doubts never stop - so you shove them in the back of the closet and go for the gold.

  4. All I can say is How?
    How can you possibly write so many books at once?

  5. I'm new to your blog and I didn't know you write books (I know I'm lame), but from the looks of it, things could only get better :D Good luck on Outlawed.

  6. I want more Outlawed. In my inbox. Right now.


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