To those of you who stopped by and read my Fairy Tale Blogfest Contest entry yesterday and commented to say that you liked it, thank you. You have no idea how much that meant to me. (Those of you who missed it can find it here.)
I realized, just after I had written it and scheduled it to post at 6:00am yesterday morning, that it would be the first time I had ever posted my work in a public place. I mean, I've had first pages and queries read out loud at writers' events, but those were anonymous, so they didn't count. And I've posted on crit boards, but they don't count either, because on a crit board you're basically saying, "This sucks. We all know this. Help me make it better."
This was different. This was a contest entry. This was me saying, "This is my work, and I'll be darned if I'm not proud of it!"
So of course, I panicked a little. It was scary, putting my stuff out there like that! But I went ahead and did it anyway; I had signed up and said I would, and going back on my word isn't really my thing. And you guys came out and told me you liked it and you are so awesome for that, and maybe next time it won't be quite so scary.
How about you? Do you post your work on your blog? If so, what made you want to start? Is it scary for you, too? If you don't, why not?
And thanks for stopping by.