Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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My insecurity this month is starting over. Yes, back at the beginning of writing a new book. All the seeds of doubt are there. Not as strong as with the first book I wrote, but still present. You wouldn't think that after writing four stories, the doubt would linger.
All the same questions: Can I actually make a story out of this? Will it sustain itself throughout the entire process? Will others like it? Will my publisher like it? What if no one does?
All the same hair-pulling questions. I force myself to tune them out. But, lo and behold, a couple pages later and they creep back up for me to pound them down back into their rightful place.
And as if I couldn't possibly complicate it more, I go and decide to write a series. Am I crazy???
Maybe I am, but I love to write so much more than allowing those seeds of doubt to overcome me.
How about you? With each book you begin, does the same nagging questions pop up?