I have two submission ideas. I am capable of finishing them but I am wary. It feels like I am guarding my time carefully. They will both require chunks of space in my life. If I finish them I believe I will send them. Here is where the desire to share pops up. If I tell someone about these projects will that make me more accountable? Is it too early to share? I believe it is time to send my friends a letter.
Letter To Fear And Curiosity
Dear Lifelong Friends,
I so appreciate the letters you both wrote. I am trying to feel gratitude for both of you. Please do not be offended if I tell you that you haunt my life. Fear, I have the upmost respect for your intensity and commitment. Curiosity, I find you indispensable to my creative pursuits. However, I intend to make some boundaries that I will not let you cross.
You can make my palms sweat and my heart race but, Fear, you may not intimidate me or bully me. When you do I will shut you out and the supposed reality you want to save me from will fall on deaf ears. I keep you around because you have saved me from some, a few, mistakes. Please take note.
I will need to keep you in check also, Curiosity. Practical thinking is not your strong suit. May I suggest you develop some time sensitivity. Brainstorming with you is wonderful but when I work, stay back.
Again, thank-you for the special effects you entertain. Understand that my boundaries are serious.
Curiosity has no stake in the real world
Fear makes the stakes really high