Fellow Blogger: “Have you talked to a publisher yet?”
Me: “Publisher? Duh!! Why?”
Fellow Blogger: “Your profile says you want to write a book. Are you not working on it?’
Me: “I have many ideas floating in my mind, but I haven’t really compiled them into a story for a book.”
Fellow Blogger: “Why?”
Me:Well, because I am not sure if it will be good enough for a book……What if the publishing houses never reply? What if they reject it? What if it is not up to their standards.”
Yes, I have a lot of apprehensions about writing a book. I easily get discouraged when I google, ‘How many words make a novella‘. 50,000 words! I am apprehensive that in a bid to write so many words I might get deviated from the story and write something which has no relevance….
I have read some books and blogs which are, to put it mildly, full of grammatical mistakes yet there they are being read, published, bought and have a decent number of followers. But I am apprehensive!!
Why does anybody have apprehensions…..fear of failure? Yes, I have that fear which stops me from writing thousands of thoughts that fight for attention in my mind.
Participating in this http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ is my way of getting over my fear…I might not get enough comments, followers, readers but I feel if I survive a whole month of posting daily with some relevant content then may be I may start compiling my thoughts for a book too…