Monday, February 18, 2013

Challenge!

Okay, so recently I posted about being brave and now I'm really walking the walk. 
  • I've schedule an author/artist event at a local book store for the end of March and I'll be contacting the local newspaper for an interview regarding the event. 
  • I am now an official member of The Horror Writers Associaton (at the affiliate level). 
  • I decided to query several small presses to see if they would be interested in publishing my collection "Hair Baby and Other Weird Tales."  If they are not, I'll be self-publishing that. 
Now, I challenge you to do something that scares you.  Write a story.  Send that story out to publishers.  Sing in front of a group.  Teach a class.  Skydive.  We spend too much time worrying about what will happen IF we do something.  Sure, we might get rejected or sing off-key or students may tie you up and lock you in a closet or your parachute might not open.  But what if you get accepted or blow people away with your performance or the  students love you or you get to float through the air and see how small the world is???  If you just sit there worrying, you won't ever find out.  So do something.  Tell me and the handful of readers on this blog all about it.  (that's brave too!) 

I'm throwing down my hot pink, bedazzled gauntlet...

*Note:  Carey Burns will probably never skydive in this lifetime

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