Category fear of failure

Blank Page Intimidation

That stark white space is intimidating as hell. I don’t know what it is about the emptiness that makes the obsessive compulsive in me begin to itch. You’d think that an empty page is perfect, all in order, with nothing out of balance. But, no it’s a negative space, a sucking black hole of self-doubt. […]

Kanye Had A Bad Week

Kanye West had a bad week. No matter what else happens, I’ve had a better week than Kanye. I’m powering through a head cold, which I know is probably Zika Virus. I had Mexican food this week, and Mexico is close to the Caribbean where the Zika Virus lives – so, I must have Zika. […]

Make Procrastination Your Bitch

Listen. Can you hear that? Tick, tock, tick, tock… The clock spring unwinds and each swipe of the pendulum is like a 50,000 volt charge to your frost-protected nether regions. Get off your ass – tick, get moving – tock, get something finished for crapsake – tick. Time is wasting! This particular time of year […]

A Voice on Finishing What You’ve Started

Have you ever had that moment? That moment when you finish your novel and a dark creeping dread taps you on the shoulder? And all the joy evaporates… I have.  Almost every single time.  The drafting and writing is done.  This should be a happy time – this should be a happy dance time. But, no. […]

Fear – The Dark Side of Hope

Fear Fear motivates us.  Fear moves us.  Fear is the thing that reaches up and grabs you by the throat and shakes the marbles loose in your grey matter, forcing you to do something, or run away.  And, a little fear, is a good thing. I’m afraid of being eaten by sharks.  So, my fear […]