>Welcome to the Sound of Stress

>A buddy of mine has a book coming out soon…and she’s getting nervous. Welcome to the world of “We’re all nervous…and we do it anyway.” Why? Because to write is to breathe.

Frightened Writer Buddy: I think it’ll help when we have stuff released and I don’t feel like such a fraud for pretending like I know what I’m doing. LOLOL

Debra Moore: you’re not frauds!
Debra Moore: lol

Frightened Writer Buddy: I hope not! LOL But it feels that way.
Frightened Writer Buddy: New people are asking me questions, and I’m all, “…YOU KNOW I’M A KID PLAYING DRESS-UP, RIGHT?”

Debra Moore: no wonder you have stress…no books out yet, all this promo, and now…the big moment—“Do I know what I’m doing or not???” Oh yeah, I’m starting to get the picture
Debra Moore: here’s the thing. I read your book already. It’s wonderful!
Debra Moore: your readers will NOT be disappointed…do NOT worry
Debra Moore: ever see Bull Durham?

Frightened Writer Buddy: yes, ma’am!

Debra Moore: “those big league hitters are going to light you up like a pinball machine for a while. Don’t worry about it. You stay cocky…that’s the secret.”
Debra Moore: You have to play this game with fear and arrogance!!!

Frightened Writer Buddy: I’m going to write that on my board here.
Frightened Writer Buddy: I’ll stop being a whiny baby now. LOL

Debra Moore: hey, it’s part of the game; writing is one scary business

Frightened Writer Buddy: God, so true. So effin’ true

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