Yesterday I unleashed a Pandora’s Box of fear and doubt when I finally made a start on my first book proposal:
Who am I to do this?
Can I do this?
Do I have enough credibility to sell the proposal?
Can I keep going if no one buys it?
I soon realised I can’t answer these questions and maybe I don’t need to either. I just need to believe – in myself and the book.
To encourage me for what I suspect will be a long journey I keep in mind a couplet from Goethe:
What you can do or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.