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What's your deepest, darkest fear? Have you tried to overcome it?

While it's true, as jaded_jamie says, that spiders are of the devil, I'd say my biggest fear has always been of failure.  I'm not exactly the king of self-confidence, and it took me many years just to accept that I was a good writer -- let alone that I might be able to sell my fiction someday.  Now that I've sold my first book, I suppose I'll transfer my worries to selling the next one!

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ozma914
Jan. 21st, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
It's all in the attitude!
keith5by5
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
Two, snakes and fire.

First one I have no idea why I have it, but I hate the bloody things.

Fire? I was on holiday in Spain twenty-eight (Jesus) years ago, my family had left to get some bread for the day, I was reading a book when I noticed this weird smoke coming out of the bathroom. I went to investigate only to find the kettle my mum had left boiling water had blown a fuse and started a fire.

I threw a towel on it, but predictably missed. I ran out into the corridor, grabbed one of the women and dragged her into my room (yes, I started early), seeing the fire, she rushed out, got a porter who grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out.

When my mum arrived and found me stood outside by the lift waiting for her, she asked me why I wasnt in my room. I told her because she'd just tried to burn it down.

I got slapped for being silly and telling lies.

I think my life never going right started there.
ozma914
Jan. 22nd, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
The fire part's certainly logical enough!

Remind me not to mention my fiancee's ball python to you ....
keith5by5
Jan. 22nd, 2011 08:33 am (UTC)
Lol. Mentioning's okay, just keep any photos away from me!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 21st, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
xariwhhrhr
Interesting enough and informative subject (http://de-kreditkarte.de/)
agdhani
Jan. 22nd, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Sounds just like me...its why I've not gotten around to submitting anything...cause I don't want my babies to fail!

Spiders are evil...
ozma914
Jan. 22nd, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
I'm with you! But, like children, sooner or later you have to send them out in the real world to succeed or fail on their own merits.

I'm talking stories, not spiders. ;-)
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