Writing, especially when we put it out there for others to read, is a lot like jumping off a cliff. We're never quite sure if we'll fly or if we'll fall. Writing takes courage. Not the kind of life or death courage of a soldier, police officer, or firefighter. It does, however, require a risk of the soul. We put our thoughts, our feelings, our very selves out there for people to respond with affection, derision, or, worst of all, indifference.
Will you take the leap? Will you risk it all? I refer you to Erin Hanson's oft-quoted wisdom: “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”