If you remember a post I wrote months back, you would know I was scared to get back on my bike. You can read that post and see a pretty gross bruise here. Well I'm happy to say I pushed past the fear this weekend and on Sunday I was back on the trails.
It's easy to let fear keep you from doing things, the hard part is refusing to let the fear run your life. It's the same way I feel about writing. Starting a new WIP or querying. There is no denying that querying is a scary time. Every time I send a query my heart stops, and then after I send I panic that something went wrong. Then the fear continues as I wait for a response. And when the response comes the fear escalates to new heights. But what's the alternative? Stop doing what I love because I'm scared. No way! Not going to happen. I refuse to let fear hold me back!
Is there anything you were scared to do and then once you did it you were happy you did? Even if you looked like this: