Hi! It’s another Insecure Writers Support Group post 🙂
Today I’m insecure about a few things. As usual. But I am writing! So this will be a short post.
last week John Scalzi posted about Impostor Syndrome, and it was a timely post for me. I’m not going to say I “suffer from” impostor syndrome, but I’ve felt those feels, for sure. (If you’re not familiar, it’s just what it sounds like: the feeling that you’re not actually competent and will soon be found out as an impostor in your field.)
I think writers feel like impostors a lot. Probably because many of us didn’t earn degrees in creative writing, we just started writing. It’s not like there is a universal writer’s board that we all have to pass or something. (I’m writing without a license! LOL) And when your “success” is dependent upon the whims of readers tastes, or the strength of your marketing, it can lead to feelings of doubt.
But in keeping with my new-year’s resolution, I’m nipping that self-doubt right in the bud. I’m not going to let it stop me. I might be an impostor, or I might just be insecure, but either way I’m writing. Two more chapters and “Trust Me” is going out to betas!
I hope you all can battle through whatever doubts you face and do what needs doing. Happy writing! 🙂