Stepping Out

July 25, 2017

Change is good right? I think so but like most people I resist change even when I need it the most.

So instead of resisting change I thought I'd better embrace it. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to share my first draft of my WIP with two trusted people. So I printed off my manuscript, had it bound and the above picture is the result.

It felt really good to see the story on printed form. This huge thing I'd been writing for ages and staring at for so long was tangible. It was no longer this untouchable document, it was more than just text on a screen – it felt real.

Then the next change happened. I had to give the newly bound document to people. Granted it was only 2, but for an unpublished writer it's scary. It really is like handing over a piece of your soul or letting someone read your diary.

So with that I leave you for now. I can't tell you what the end result of allowing people to view my first draft because they are still reading it and I haven't fallen apart thinking about them reading it. I've been practising emotional detachment.

I'll fill you in on the results.

Have you faced any fears lately? Embraced change rather than resisted it? If love to hear about it.

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