Saturday, October 20, 2007

Eyes on the Prize II

Tess Gerritsen asks, "Are anxious writers more successful?"

BernardL responded:

,,,Recognizing, and finding comfort in your success will not make you write badly.

To which I replied:

I believe that being too comfortable when writing does make you write badly. A little fear of failure keeps you on your toes, more able to anticipate and deal with obstacles along the way. The key is to not let in so much fear that it keeps you from writing.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Since I'm always anxious, it's hard to know its effect on any one thing.