Are you scared to write that story?
This week my Interracial Erotic, A LITTLE BIT OF SIN, hit #1 on one of Amazon’s Bestsellers list. I was ecstatic because I had overshot an author shero of mine, Zane and her book Addicted.
A Little Bit of Sin didn’t start as an erotic. Matter of face none of my books never really plan on being erotic. It was just one scenario in A Little Bit of Sin which stood out in my mind and somehow sensuality found its way to weave into the story.
I was recently asked by colleagues am I ever scared of what ppl will think of me when they read one of my books
Before I answer that question I would like to talk a moment about fear. To me fear keeps us from doing a lot the things we want to do – a lot of simple challenges and from the most extraordinary adventures life has to offer..
Fear will keep a rich man poor
Fear will keep a smart man dumb
How can four letters do so much damage to the human spirit?
Fear is like a fly.
You know that fly that appears out of nowhere when you’ve decided to use a once in a lifetime opportunity to settle down and watch a good movie. Yet this fly keeps landing on the TV. You spend so much time trying to swat the fly and get it away you end up missing the movie.
I’ve learned before I do anything, lets squash the fly before we even start!
SQUSH THE FEAR!
Kill it! Lay it flat! Murder the fear until there is no way and no how it can come back.
That fear is your fly! Handle it!
So to answer the question, do I get scared of what people will say when they read my books?
I had a fear about it, but I took my own advice and squash the fear long before I started writing the book.
I’m confident my story is good and readers will enjoy
Now I can’t guarantee that the fear will no longer come back or another version of the fear will return. There are a lot of flies in the world. Catch my drift?
…On to kill the next fly, so I can write some more.
The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard