By Michael Ehret
|Would you kick this sleeping skunk?|
“Never kick a sleeping skunk.”
— Kelly Long’s Mom
- Money does not grow on trees.
- Don’t make that face or it’ll freeze in that position.
- Always change your underwear; you never know when you’ll be in a car accident.
- Be careful or you’ll put your eye out.
- If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
- Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.
We could go on
What is a sleeping skunk?
For me, it’s “You’re not really good enough.” I’m afraid if I kick that skunk, it’ll jump up and spray me—and that fear keeps me paralyzed. For a person who deals in “What Ifs,” why am I so afraid of my own unknown?
Enter your writing related advice about kicking sleeping skunks below.
Michael Ehret has accepted God’s invitation and is a freelance editor at WritingOnTheFineLine.com. In addition, he’s worked as editor-in-chief of the ACFW Journal at American Christian
Fiction Writers. He pays the bills as a
marketing communications writer and sharpened his writing and editing skills as a reporter for The Indianapolis
News and The Indianapolis Star.