Currently reading - Poisoned Kisses by Stephanie Draven
Skip on over and read Bruce Schneier's blog on terrorism and security. I'll wait.
I agree with Bruce. In my opinion, the terrorists have already won. They've forced us to do things that are totally against our ideals.
So what does this have to do with writing?
We let other people's fears affect us. "What makes you think you can write?" "Do you know what the odds are of actually getting published?" "Why are you wasting your time with that bullshit? Get a real job!"
It takes a lot of courage to write down your ideas. It takes even more courage to let other people read your words. And you don't have to worry about swinging from the end of a rope for your writing like Thomas Jefferson did. Remember that little thing he wrote? The Declaration of Independence?
My greatest worry in today's current atmosphere of fear is that I will have to be concerned about the hangman's noose.