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March 21, 2010

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I really like this post (even though I'm obviously WAY behind in reading). I have often quit things because of the fear of finishing. I think this is because, at least in my mind, that the fear of finishing is somewhat synonymous with the fear of failure. For instance, once I (kind of, sort of) attempted to launch my own business. I was so close to finishing what was required to open it, but I just quit. I panicked: once everything was finished and I actually launched, I was suddenly open to failure. But in hindsight, and especially when thinking about this issue in terms of writing, I think it goes back to what you said about goals. While one of my goals certainly is to get my novel published, I can't let the fear associated with that prospect prevent me from my first goal, which is to get the story written.

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