Monday, August 27, 2012


I've been thinking a lot lately about how to be fearless. It's been a bit of a mantra. Maybe it has to do with facing another birthday and not wanting to miss out on any of life's opportunities. Maybe it has to do with the rejection letters that keep showing up in my inbox for Welcome to Kata-Tartaroo.

What does it mean to be fearless? Is it literally, without fear? Mirriam-Webster says fearless means "free from fear." But couldn't it also mean being afraid and doing or facing that thing anyway?

I think of being fearless as being brave and one can be brave and scared at the same time. Go ask a police officer, fire fighter or a parent. It's not the same kind of bravery, but ask an author. They have to brave and are definitely afraid at the same time.  

I invite you to be fearless today. Not to live without fear, but to act in the face of it.


  1. I've heard it said that "Courage is fear that has said its prayers." I guess courage is taking a risk and letting go the outcome. Nice post and hang tough with those submissions. Hugs!

  2. Fearless is the title of Book 2 in my series. Not only will I act fearless today, I'll write Fearless today. ;)

    Keep working through those rejections!

  3. Thanks! for the positive words, ladies!