Artist’s Fears

Over the weekend I posted a two part conversation that I had with a fellow artist. He is a musician and we spent some time comparing the similarities that artists face both in the musical and bookish world. The conversation in and of itself is one that I was extremely grateful to have, but what truly moved me is what came after the posts were out!

You see, Benedict and I remained in touch for a day or so, talking over the posts in general and what each of our next steps will be. He asked me if I’ve ever considered putting together a You Tube subscription where I read excerpts from my books. My answer was a very quick no! lol, but why???

Because I have this weird fear of a camera!!ย  It scares the hell out of me for some odd reason, like a weird not so stage(ish) stage fright. Benedict told me that fear is the biggest career killer and I couldn’t agree more!!

So let me ask, what is your fear as an artist? And, will you overcome it?

To read our weekend artist comparison conversation visit here ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Robbie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Very interesting. I had thought about this once. I have a fear of reading in public but I thought about recording some because you can edit… I dropped the idea very quickly as well.. I’ll probably revisit the notion again some day.

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    1. You should! I’m now toying with the idea too… Seeing if I can talk myself into facing the fear. I’ll probably record one, watch it, and then toss it though!!! Good luck to you, I’d love to see at least one of us follow through ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Ha, I guess there’s no harm in trying it. I may get a good laugh before I delete it. Or hide it way down deep in my hard drive for a day when I need a good laugh. Good luck to you. I’ll tell ya what.. If I do decide to do it, I’ll make a note to send you the link ๐Ÿค“

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      2. Yes, please do!! And tucking it away is an excellent idea LOL… Except knowing my luck, I’d forget all about it, and as soon as my kids turn teens they’d find it and plaster it all over their social media… Little jerks pranksters, I’m sure!

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      3. Hahah very comical.

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      4. lol, yeah my house is a bad place for stashing away possible blackmail! Best of luck to you Joseph, most definitely keep me posted if you do wind up giving it a try. I’d love to see how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Alexis Rose says:

    My biggest fears are that no one will read my books (and/or posts and articles).

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    1. Oh my God, YES! That same fear comes in waves for me! Sometimes it’s strong, and just eats away at me, and then sometimes I can convince myself that I”ll be the same person and the same artist either way. Based on what I’ve read of your work, you have absolutely nothing to fear, Alexis. Your story is a powerful one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Alexis Rose says:

        Thank You, Didi. I have to say itโ€™s nice to know that you feel the same way sometimes. And Yes, those waves…yikes. I totally get that. I love reading your work! Weโ€™ll have to all keep cheering each other on. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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      2. AWW I adore the compliment! Let’s absolutely keep up the support ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Didi (and Emerson) you should really do this. People connect better when there is a person they can identify with. Do people scream in terror when you leave the house? Nope. If you can write, I assume you can read so there is absolutely nothing real holding you back.

    My greatest fear in this is always that I put my record out and nothing happens. I worry that makes me into “nobody”. But that has happened enough already and I’m still here. I admit I don’t have the strong Rock n Roll image I used to and now with a Metal record in-the-can, I do find it stressful that no one will take me seriously.

    Of course, that is all in my head and I can’t and shouldn’t try to control other people’s reactions. I’ll put out my record, send it for review and hope that there is an audience this time around.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I love your perspective! I couldn’t agree more. The best we can do IS the best we can do! We’ll never get our stuff out there if we don’t just swallow those fears and put our stuff out there.
      I’m glad you have a record in the works now. I’ll be releasing a psychological novella in a few months and the same fear of being looked over is in me too!
      Best of luck to each of us, yea? ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Yes and if you don’t do it then you will always know you didn’t. What is worse is that you then make the fear seem more real as you say oh look the monster was real. When it never was.

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      2. Great point! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Thank you Didi. The thought of being on camera scares me too. ๐ŸŒผ

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  5. johncoyote says:

    My fear. Is to not to try to accomplish my goals. Some people have tunnel vision. They will not stop till done. I need some of the tunnel vision for my writing. I fear my work will be dead and bury when I’m gone.

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    1. Such an inspiring fear! At least it’s one that will push you rather than hold you back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. johncoyote says:

        You are right and It should dear Didi.

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  6. I donโ€™t have any fear with my creativity.

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    1. Oh man! You’re fearless!! I wish I could say the same ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

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      1. People who are successful are the ones who are courageous! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. I couldn’t agree more ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Nice post. Benedict is probably right. Our fears, I believe, can end up being our greatest strengths!!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. They most definitely could! Now, if we could just unleash the courage to face them all head on. I know I’m working on it! Time to buck up ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Curiosity says:

    Not getting along with the band mates/fellow musicians. I’ve been trying to resolve it. But its taking a lot of time. So my plan is to do something on my own, make others listen to it and then work together. PS: Thank you for doing this.

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    1. You’re welcome, and thank you for the comment! Perhaps working on your own some will be a positive learning experience. As long as we keep on working at it, we’ll make it work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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