Academic writing is my safe zone. I like safe zones but a piece of me is yelling. The sound is muffled but I can hear it. The yelling tells me to jump to escape. That my place of safety is smothering me. I'm scared to try and I'm scared to fail. I'm scared to see the smirks as my writing is kindly read and given the obligatory "it's good" comment when I fear the opposite is true. Can I win the battle against my own fears of failure? Can I be kind enough to try my hand at writing something else.
The Two Writing Teachers blog is inspiring people like me to join their March writing challenge.