I have been swamped lately. Between collaboration with a friend on a children's book, editing the first book in my series; collecting my thoughts on my fairytale collection, and keeping up with my blog... needless to say I am working hard.
Most of you will be pleased to know that I am bunkered down in Athanatos.
For those of you who just started following me; here on my new site, it is a book set within Greek Mythology. At this time I do not really feel comfortable giving away too much information. However I will say this. I created a character and inserted her into the events of the myths. She has direct interaction with almost all of the Greek gods. If you are not into Greek Mythology or know very much about Greek Mythology; you will still be able to follow the story; If you love Greek Mythology then I think you will love my interpretation.
As I have been working hard to finally finish and hopefully publish some of my work I have again learned something. Subconsciously I am afraid. I have been for a while it seems; to release my book. It has been sitting there; so close to being finished. Yet I would not touch it. It is in its final stage of editing. All it needed was a rewrite in the beginning; which I wrote almost a year ago; I just had not edited it and fixed some of my transitions.
For a long time I was not sure why I would not finish it? Why every time I got close to finishing any book, I would not take that last step. I mean if you think about it I wrote the outline of the complete series and the first book in a month; four years ago. Yet I had the book close to completion and I was just siting on it; refusing to work on it. Distracting myself with a thousand other projects all because of fear.
Fear that I will no longer have control over it. Fear that readers will not like it. Fear that the readers will not understand the point of my book. Fear that they will love it.
The most shocking part of all of this; Fear that they will love it.
It is every writers dream that their book will be successful. Yet I am afraid of it, of how it will change my life. None of that should stop me from writing the book or books I want to write. Published or not published; I am going to finish the book for me. I love the series and that should be enough. So I will leave all of you to your writing and this quote.
Don't let fear of striking out keep you from playing the game- A Cinderella Story.
K A Petentler