B is for Bashful
I think all writers suffer with bashfulness at some point. We are easily embarrassed when we share our work on its first outing and we can be quite shy when discussing our writing career with people outside of the writing world. But we quickly learn that being bashful doesn’t move us forward and can hinder our progress. So, out with the bashful and in with the brave and bold.
As writers, we should hold our heads high and believe in ourselves (easier said than done). Be brave and confident when we present our work to the world (IWSG can help with that). Be bold when we talk about our chosen career path (practise in front of the mirror). After all, we have a responsibility to our readers to set our words free.
Has your bashfulness impeded your progress? Are you naturally brave or bold?