Well today I uploaded a story to Amazon and B&N’s PubIt. It was an awesome feeling to know that tomorrow, on my mother’s Birthday, and my own 14th wedding anniversary, my words will be available to purchase.
It’s important to note there is a pretty wide gulf between having words available to purchase and actually having anybody purchase said words, but it’s a step in the right direction. What gets me is that it is a step I so often see people who have talent and ability, even training hesitate to take. Where as I am entering into the prospect, largely on a lark.
My belief is that not attempting is the same as failure, your odds of success are exactly the same. By simply taking any action at all, even an ill thought out and poorly conceived action you are infinitely more likely to succeed than someone who allows themselves to be paralyzed with fear.
Fear of failure guarantees failure.