Yesterday evening my better half uttered some words of wisdom and the more I thought on them, the more I realized how much they applied to me lately.
Just minutes before, I'd hit the send button on an email submission. My remark was to the effect I wasn't sure if I'd done something smart or stupid but it was a bit scary anyway. That's when he said, "You can't get discovered if you live in a cave."
As I writer I have to put myself and my writing out there if I want to be discovered. And I do want that. I want to see my novel on the bookstore shelves. I want people to discover my writing, read and love it. But that won't happen if I don't suck it up and send it out there. I have to come out of my cave/comfort zone.
But the more I thought about what he said, I realized it applied to me in more than one way. Lately I've withdrawn into a cave, distanced myself from online friends, this blog, and even people I see on a regular basis.
So, I'm coming out of my cave. I'm going to be writing and sending out more stories, working harder on the novel revisions and endeavoring to keep up the blog.
Join me as I expand my comfort zone?