Song by Kenny Loggins/Top Gun movie soundtrack.
Okay, now that you have that earworm firmly stuck in your head. LOL
Like me, most writers are introverts. We live inside our heads in an imaginary land peopled with imaginary creatures. We live in a comfort zone we are quite content to never leave. But sometimes in life you have to step out of that comfort zone and into the Danger Zone. Whatever that Danger Zone means to you.
Years ago I was even more introverted than I am now, I know, hard to believe. 🙂 If I were posed the question: Firing Squad or Public Speaking (taking into account that public speaking was any number bigger than 3) I would have chosen the guns. Then, my son joined the Cub Scouts and wanted me to be a leader. Gulp! By the end of his time in the Scouts I was Troop Leader, Cub Master, and any other position that no one wanted. I stepped out of my shell for my son. I spoke to over 50 people for the Bridging Ceremony. Standing in front of an auditorium with all eyes on me.
Now, I need to step out of the comfy, toasty place I’ve made for myself in self-publishing and up my game. I have to put myself out there. Invisibility is a death knell for a writer. So, this month I’ll be interviewed on talk radio which is terrifying me. What if I can’t speak? What if I say something stupid? Then, I’m talking on a panel at the Silicon Valley chapter of RWA for Girl Gone Indie. Again, terrified. The only saving grace is that I am one of three speakers and I already know one of them.
Do you stay in your comfort zone? Do you step into the Danger Zone? Got any tips?!!
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