There is a magic I have found in breathing to life a character unknown to the world until penned down - & weaving a world for her that is not perfect or simple or easy, as real flesh-&-blood worlds never are.
Somewhere along the way, fear gripped my hand & besought me to question the validity of such a hope that I could be published & read & reread.
Today is a dusting off day, for though there are no guarantees in this life, I have come to the realization it is far worse to have the gift & never open it, then to open it & find it unwelcomed. Someone wiser than I once said, "It is better to try & fail, then never to try at all." It is a truth for these trembling hands to pick up the pen once more, for it is a passion that abides deep inside.
"I wish I knew for sure I could make it as a writer. Then I could stop dithering about my future & write."
-The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg
P.S.: Sometimes you just have to take a blind leap & leave the landing up to God.