I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to talk myself back into writing a novel. The doubt seeps in and I ask myself, “What makes you think you can write this story? Who do you think you are?”
But I ignore that voice and continue to write, despite it.
I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up in a cold sweat, afraid that no matter how hard I try to tell good stories, I may never be successful as a writer.
But I still get up the next morning. And write.
The doubt is heavy at times, especially in the face of rejection, but I think (and don’t quote me on this) that someone very wise once said something about the path of least resistance; it ain’t gonna get you where you want to be in life.
Writing a novel is hard. Pursuing a writing career is even harder. And believing in yourself, even in the face of rejection? Exponentially (insert expletive) hard.
But despite the fear, doubt, insecurities, and seemingly impossible odds, I write.
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