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JUST JERI – FEAR

Welcome to my First Blog Post! I promise I won’t be doing these often. I wanted to try out the feature on my website and talk about that four letter word, FEAR!

Having my book published has been a dream come true! How could it not be right? Well, let me tell you it has scared the beejeezus out of me.  When I started writing I had no intention of publishing because I had no faith in myself. You know that guy in the Da Vinci Code? The one with the whip? Yeah that’s me. Let’s just say I can leave some brutal marks on myself.

I wrote in ignorant bliss because I had no idea what I was doing. Jump forward to the actual release of my book. I will skip all the other drama that’s for another post. I learned so much about writing and everything I did wrong. It was ok, I like to learn and I was excited, but then something happened, fear walked in the door.

This year has seen me not write hardly anything because now I know things and I fear I am not good enough to write anymore.  I actually have finished 2 other suspense books, but I can’t seem to suck it up to edit them because of Fear.  I love writing! There are so many stories I want to tell, so I had to make a decision. I decided that I am happier writing then not and I refuse to let fear stop me any longer. I know I am not the only writer that struggles with this jerk, but I’m the only one who can do anything about it.

A friend once told me to change my F words from Fear to Faith. I need to have Faith that I am good enough. I need to have Faith that my stories serve a purpose. I hope all of you have Faith in yourself and don’t let Fear stop you.