I am coming to realize that I am practically anemic in the motivation department. I can write, write, write, but I can't get motivated to promote myself. I think I have a genuine phobia about writing query letters, making phone calls, networking, etc. I can't put my finger on it. I feel... intimidated and inferior, like "Why should this person give me the time of day? They're smart and successful and I'm not." I think I have more of a fear of success than of failure. If I get a "big break," then I have to keep proving myself, and one-upping what I have done before. This is what an old mentor of mine, Ida, would have called "stinkin' thinkin'." Now that I am aware of this, I am taking steps to conquer it...

To Be Continued...