Next month I have set myself the lofty goal of beginning to work on my graphic novel version of Rancour. In a way I am very excited about it – it’s a new venture into a territory that I don’t have a lot of experience in. While I’ve been a fan of the graphic novel since I was a kid, I haven’t ever tried to write one. That leads me into the fear part.
Yeah, I’m a little nervous about it. I’m worried that I won’t be able to do it. No matter how many people over the years have expressed to me that the book itself is visual enough to be a comic, I just can’t get that feeling out of my head that I am simply not the right writer for the job.
For those of you familiar with the Artist’s Way, you’ll know that this is the Censor come to hold me back. It’s nothing more than the culmination of all those people in my life who laughed, scoffed, or told me I simply don’t have the talent for ____________. These are normally people who wished they could be doing what I am doing, and rather than put in the work to do it they find it easier to tear down those like me who succeed.
Whether or not I suck at writing graphic novels can’t be revealed without at least trying to write one.