I'm getting nervous.
I guess it comes with the territory.
When I had the idea of going to Afghanistan to hug soldiers, it was July and it was hot and sultry. Now it's cold, but freezing in Afghanistan.
I still am determined to go. How can I write about soldiers and not see them in action? When I think about my heroes, mostly combat photographers, I know I have to go.
I can't write about something when I haven't seen it firsthand. I'm not a hypothetical writer.