The “Gather the Wind” Zine is my effort to focus on my creative writing. I have wanted to be a published author ever since I was a child but perfectionism has kept me frozen. Nothing is ever finished or good enough for me to publish. In fact, while I have had many personal essays published, I continue to revise them even after editors have given the pieces the OK. I place a lot of pressure on myself, and it has rubbed off on my daughter. She too struggles with perfectionism.
To combat this, I have made a promise to myself to publish one zine of writing each month for the next six months. I hope that I will learn to trust myself and to face my fears.