Writing is an emotionally risky thing to do.
[ETA: This post on Fear and the Creative Worker is intimately tied to this post. You may want to read that first.]
(I’m totally using this with ALL my characters going forward.)
He clearly thought I was nuts, but he married me anyway. (A topic for deeper analysis, to be sure.)
You’re taking the chance of exposing your weaknesses to the world. And Brown found in her research that it was precisely these people – the ones who risked being vulnerable to the world – who were the most connected and had the strongest sense of worthiness and belonging in their lives.