A personal gremlin.
Whatever you call it, that which holds us back from our best work is alive and well in the world. I would guess that many millions of great ideas are squelched - every day - by our own personal, internal critic.
For what it's worth, I've made a commitment to conquer my lizard brain between now and this fall.
I've been writing a book for the last couple years. In 2010 I committed to getting it done by September. Enter my lizard brain.
"Are you kidding? There's no way! And, hey, this is more urgent...I mean, important, for you to get done now."
And so after a big push I stalled out.
My writing coach, and erstwhile butt-kicker, Karla Oceanak shared that when she had people pay her in advance for the Artsy-Fartsy book (real title, not making this up), suddenly there was a commitment she couldn't let slide. She and her illustrator Kenda Spanjer are now readying the fourth book in a (I think) 26 book series.
Last week I tweeted that my book was available for pre-order, and I had purchases within the hour! So I'm devoting more time and energy not to let the buying public down.
Care to add more fuel to the fire? Pre-order a copy (or more) today!