The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
Do these lyrics remind you of your journey toward publication?
How about words like wandering, wilderness, what-if-it-never-materializes, wondering what’s next?
I hear you.
More important, I feel you.
This journey is tough. At least it is for me. And it’s so much longer than I ever imagined it would be.
Lately, I’ve recognized one of the things that is making it feel even longer–I’ve tripped into a rut.
Now my journey is as dry as winter elbows.
Know what’s missing?
For me, Scary equates to doing something new, putting myself out there for an unpredictable payback and feeling my heart stampede.
Now I’m on the hunt for the right kind of Scary.
These ideas to inject an element of Scary back into our Writing Life–
- Enroll in a writing course
- Apply to an MFA program or another form of formal education
- Register for a workshop, retreat or conference
- Send three chapters to a willing beta reader
- Enter a contest
- Read at an open mic
I’m going for it. Look out Scary. Here I come.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. ~ Helen Keller
Lyrics by Bob Russell and Bobby Scott