I was outside, working in our yard, doing some gardening yesterday. The weather is finally blue skies and sunshine in Forest Grove, Oregon, so I was motivated to soak up some vitamin D.
While on my front porch, weeding the flower-bed, our neighbor called to me and struck up a conversation. She knows I’m a fiction author, so asked me how the writing is going. I told her I’m kind of stalled right now. Afterward I regretted my response, wondering why I always feel the need to be so transparent? I beat myself up with thoughts like “People don’t want to hear that, Tracy. They want to hear about what’s going well in your life. Not about the obstacles. I should have just said things are coming along great!”
But I didn’t. And it made me wonder why?
The truth is, it seems like we’re always our own worst critic. We never measure up to the expectations we set for ourselves.
At least, I know that’s the case for me.
I _am_ behind schedule when it comes to writing Book Three: Ross and Faith. As it turns out, this objective of becoming a full-time writer is kind of an uphill battle. And successful self-publishing has a steep learning curve. Especially if you’re doing something else to earn a living while ramping up.