Learning to Write Without Fear

Welcome to! I’m here because I got hurt in 2015 while training for my first half-marathon. Shortly after that race, a diagnosis that changed my life gave way to an unexpected passion. Writing became a way of coping with the injury and the loss of something I loved doing. I never could have predicted that becoming a writer would be a result of such a painful season in my life.

Writing was therapy for me when I got injured. A sleeping giant was awakened–a deep longing to create, tell stories, and encourage others. My first blog, Earl Grey and Yellow was a hobby project. Before long, I realized writing was more than a hobby for me. It was a calling.

Stepping out in faith, I pitched my work to publications other than my blog. Some was published, some rejected. It’s all part of the journey. I’ve written articles, essays, poetry, and am working on my first novel.

Fearing rejection and facing self-doubt are both parts of the creative process. On the other side of these things lies the gratifying feeling of having creating something unique and sharing it with the world.

I’ve written about writing extensively on Medium. Please use the friend links on the For Writers page to read without having to be a Medium subscriber. Thanks for stopping by!

Tracy is a New Jersey writer who loves Earl Grey tea, spending time outside, and painting. She lives with her husband and children in a home where birdsong and rainstorms provide the soundtrack for her creative life.

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