Last night I sat up late and realized I have been hibernating for a very long time. Not that I haven't been social or those things but I have lost a bit of myself to fear. I have to figure out how to let go of that. My heart has been in a lock-box. Not that I am anywhere near wanting to unlock that box but I have a new awareness of it. I've been so inside of myself that I forget the things I really love. I forget how much I enjoy writing and being creative, I miss connecting with like-minded people.
Next week I will be studying and working with Ana Castillo. I submitted the first few chapters of my novel to her. I haven't ever showed it to anyone for critique yet and am curious as how it will go over. I love my book and maybe for that reason I am scared to show it to anyone. I fear it won't be received by others the way I want it to. We will see.
If I Were Your Woman
Gladys Knights and the Pips