Wednesday, March 6, 2013
IWSG: Don't be Scared
Don't Be Scared
Because the Scared is scared of things we like. Where did I learn this wisdom? From this quirky, sweet video:
the Scared is scared from Bianca Giaever on Vimeo.
And on a more personal note, my big "scared" insecurity this last month: What if no one buys my book, and what if no one likes it?
Well, I admit my sales numbers aren't as high as I would like them to be, but many of the people who have read my book have taken the time to tell me and show me that they like it so I'm holding onto those kind of moments. I have a list of them to pull out when I'm scared. It goes a little like this:
My uncle wrote me a note on facebook saying "Good Job." Some of my students have stopped me at our homeschool co-op and told me they liked it, or wanted my signature. A friend of mine posted a picture of her daughters "fighting" over my book. Another friend told me that she was reading the book aloud to her kids, and the two oldest couldn't wait for her to finish it aloud, and read the rest on their own. I have three awesome reviews at amazon, and one is written by someone I don't know. Friends and acquaintances have cheered me on in public places. Just yesterday, an independent bookseller agreed to carry my book and then proceeded to sell one of my books on the spot to one of her regular customers who shook my hand.
So, the scared has been scared away by moments that I really like.
What are you feeling scared or insecure about today? How do you scare the scare away? Do you defy it? Deny it attention? Scare it away with things you like or with joy?
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