Thanks for the comments, everyone. Erik seems to be a pretty cool dude. Nice of him to let us into his thoughts.
I've heard people saying they found his writing about climbing inspirational. I hadn't really thought of it as such (it's good, I like it, but I never necessarily felt inspired). But climbing today I came up to some thin ice on lead that had me worried. I knew I could climb it and it would be no big worry but I got that pit in my stomach that I'm sure everyone feels. That all too familiar fear crept in and I started to doubt myself. And at some point I remembered something Erik wrote somewhere: "Launch." I did just that and everything was fine. Just one small remembrance brought my confidence back just a little and helped me through. Crazy. Enough rambling and thanks again. I'll make sure to post the results of new projects in the future for everyone to check out.