I am experimenting with a middle grade novel. I'm super excited about it, but trying not to be. I've never done this before. I could suck. I could fail.
I would feel more afraid if I had not met so many fantastic writer friends in the past year. We all have a few things in common: a love of writing, a love of reading, a super scary fear that we might fail, and a super scary fear that we might succeed!
I was totally discouraged a few days ago when I hit a big brick wall. Today though, I sat down and everything just flowed. I even came up with a rather fabulous plot twist that only required a few revisions of the back story.
I'm just trying this. I can't make people love it. I can't even make people read it. But I will write it. I need to write it. Even if I'm the only person who ever reads it, I will write it.