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Eliza's Panic Attack


Inspired by this post by @moonrat:

Tip for writers: try VERY HARD to let go of the fear of failure; it doesn't gain you anything.

Excellent advice! I'm going to do my best to take this to heart.

Reader Comments (21)

Awesome! I've been rendered visual! Thanks ;)

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermoonrat

I love this Comic Strip and all of the others that you have on your site. Thanks for sharing them too.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrina Love Abram

Wow...very timely...I've just finished the first draft of my novel and have promised myself to stay away from it for a week...agggggg....

Hope to see you at OVFF

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElaine Richards

I love your comic strips. So perceptive and so me! Thanks for putting the writing life into words and pictures. Kat :-)

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatina Wright

[...] Eliza’s Panic Attack [...]

Love it!!!!!!!!!Too true :) ouch!

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

Heh. I have those regularly and can't even blame coffee...

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPewari

Fantastic point, good timing for making it too! Love your comics! :) Happy creating!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeb lee

I love your Nano comics! This one was great too, because it comes with a message: Don't doubt yourself. Great work!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

I really luv the comics as well! But sometimes the characters get way too aggressive.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharry

Thanks so much for all your comic strips, Debbie! From one writer to another, I really appreciate the humor, inspiration and encouragement.


December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie V

What if my computer crashes and I lose all 70,000+ words! Eek. More chocolate please. :D

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoe

Loved your strips! =) Great site, became my new procrastination spot XD

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFilipe

Haha, that is definitely me.
Sometimes I abandon projects either because I get bored with them or I'm afraid they aren't good enough.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanille

Are you going to stop posting Will Write For Chocolate? Because you should not! It is really good. I want to see more of Eva and Mimi.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Hahaha, I truly love your comic strips, Debbie! And you hit the nail on the head with this one. Very clever. I've posted it to Scribblerati's internal blog and linked back to you here. Would love to post your comic strip to either Scribblers On The Edge (prepublished Scribblers) or Scribblers Gazette (published Scribblers) on a regular basis. Are you interested in having your own spot on one of those? Let me know...

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLia Keyes

I love all of your comics! In fact, I've read all of them several times--my little way of procrastinating for while :) All of your work is so great--funny and exaggerated, and yet weirdly true to life. Thank you for putting your work out there, and please continue!

January 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

glad to see the "am I a fraud?" question is on everyones mind!

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprofessional copywriter

Love seeing your comic strip in the writing magazines. Go public with it and get it in the newspapers-say on the weekends. Keep up the good work!!! Loved the one where your writer sold her computer and bought a typewriter. I learned to type in high school (1959-1962) and I've never been sorry I did. What I'm waiting for now is classical music on IPods and Zunes.

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllan Engel

This is how I feel everyday, lol!!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Hey, are you going to keep this comic up? I just discovered it yesterday and immediately went and wasted my afternoon reading through all the archives only to find that you haven't updated since October...Please keep it up! This is definitely one of the best comics I've ever read, and I really want more. ^_^

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndre

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