Taking a deep breath. Facing fear yet again.

I’m finally at the stage of the publishing journey where I’m required to develop an author’s media kit (my wonderful publisher, Michelle, is compiling it and I do as she tells me). It’s been a year since I was offered a contract and  I still prevaricate between wild excitement and bone-chilling fear.

What if someone asks me to talk about myself?

What if someone writes a bad review?

What if no one writes a review?

What if people don’t like the story?

I call the negative voices, the monkeys. When the monkeys escape their cage they tend to get a little carried away. The key to the cage is fear.

My answers to each of those niggly monkey questions is, take a deep breath and be brave.

Taking a risk is scary as hell, but I’ve (almost) done what I’ve always wanted, publish a book. Next on my list, is keep writing, keep publishing, and travel more.

All are doable. I know because at long last, I’m doing them.

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