I’m a Writer, Hear me er..Roar?

I have made a Facebook page.  Well, actually that’s a lie, I made in just after the New Year and then promptly hid it.  I know, I know.  Even this morning as I hit publish, from the sanctuary that is my kitchen table, I was blushing and cringing as I closed the page as fast as I could.  My heartbeat quickened and I had to drink tea to calm my nerves.  What the hell was wrong with me?

A chronic case of old-fashioned fear, I’m afraid.  You see, if people know that I’m a writer (gulp) and I fail, it’ll  be out there for all to see.  Plus, the whole calling myself a writer thing, is sometimes enough to reduce me to a quivering, sobbing wreck. 

Proper writers have a FB page.  Proper writers who write incredible books.  Not me, I’m a big old fraud and I’m rubbish and…yeah, you get the picture.

There’s a great book called ‘Feel the Fear, and do it Anyway’ by Susan Jeffers, which got me through a really tough decision a couple of years back.  Last night, I picked it up again.  Everyone is scared.  Okay, I admit sometimes my own reactions might seem a little extreme, but I’m betting a lot of aspiring writers feel at least a little bit nervous about putting themselves out there.  Fear is not the problem, but how you deal with it.  Do you run for the hills, screaming like a girl or jump in with both feet?

So, I published my FB page.  I might not like it at the moment, but as everyone keeps telling me, it’s the right thing to do.  So, without further ado I give to you my Facebook Page.


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