Writing a book is intimidating. I’m not sure why I’m so scared of something so permanent, but I am. I’ve been very cautious when working on my book. It’s part of the writing process, I’m sure. My process has been long and arduous, which seems common for first time novelists.
Yet my book is real. It’s true, so there’s the commitment to myself and my readers to be honest on the page. Honesty can be very scary. I feel it’s enlightening, though. The more honest I am with myself the more honest I am on the page and the book becomes something very different than what I first imagined it to be.