Note: My posts this week will be short and sweet, and there will be no post on Thursday.
Now back to that question about fear...
When I finished the Michael Crichton novel, I picked up The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes.
The book was published in 1995, so it's a tiny bit outdated when describing the author's submission and marketing methods, but I have a feeling the main thrust of the book--the writer's fear--is just as valid today as it was fifteen years ago.
Keyes compares "page fright" to "stage fright." Writer's block is not an absence of ideas, but an absence of courage. Interesting concept, now that I think about it. Is that what procrastination is all about?
This small 200-page book promises to be very interesting. Have you read it? If so, what did you think?