Saturday, we had our RWA chapter Christmas Party. Our guest speaker was Cindy Gerard. She was awesome. I love her books, but hearing her in person was great. She did some great workshops but I loved the one on Self-Doubt. In order to be a successful writer you must confine, control, and dominate self-doubt. Or at least, something like that.
The year of getting my first book published is nearing an end and self-doubt has begun to rear its ugly head.
You aren’t going to sell any books, except to family and friends; maybe not even them.
You’re published, quit now while you are ahead.
Grrr, I’d like to punt kick self-doubt into the next century, but it needles you just a little. What if she’s right? Maybe my conscience knows what it is talking about?
Nah!!! I refuse to listen to that negative voice. I am a published writer! Stand tall! Own it!! (I know, too many exclamation points, but I mean it.)
To every one this year. Follow your dream, make it happen, kick self-doubt to the curb. Thanks, Cindy.
What do you do to send self-doubt away?