F is for Fear. A feeling every writer has felt. We writers are accosted with several fears all at once. The fear of not doing justice to our stories. Of not being able to meet deadlines. The fear of our books never getting published and our stories remaining inside our laptops.
Even after we sign a contract, we are filled with fears. These are all new fears that fill a published author’s heart. Fear of our books not selling enough copies and being pulped (sold as ordinary paper after they have been stripped of their covers). Fear of not recovering our advance. Fear of reader rejection. Fear of harsh reviews or unjust criticism.
Honestly, we writers are brave word warriors who fight daily, even hourly battles with these evil enemies. And after putting down these fears we go on to write stories that makes the readers smile, laugh and cry with our characters.
I have all kinds of writing fears. My main fear is not being able to meet deadlines and my books being pulped. What about you all? What is your worst writing fear?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.