On Being Scared, Even Just a Little Bit.

I have not written in a while, yes. And I should be writing more. It’s not that I don’t have ideas. I have been reading, and I should be reading more, too.

I have had Touré’s Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? in my hands whenever the reading bug struck, and it has been quite lovely. It’s thought-provoking, even funny at times. It is also been eye-opening, for I am learning quite a lot from this man, to what he has to say, how he writes about his experiences and those of the people he interviewed for the book, and how he uses words so well.

I wanted to share this quote from the book, as I’m sure all of us have felt this way more than we can keep track. It sums up how I’ve been feeling as of late.

If you’re scared to publish it, then you absolutely must publish it! Yes, it’s embarrassing to you as a person but that makes it great for you as a writer!

– Touré’s provocateur

Once I’ve finished the book and have had time to digest it and develop my thoughts, I will post them.

I’m nervous, but excited. Let’s see what happens.