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Hi! It’s another Insecure Writers Support Group post 🙂Insecure Writers Support Group Badge

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! 🙂

4 thoughts on “iwsg

  1. Reading bestselling novels keeps me from feeling that way. I might have to scrap one of my future books because it has so many similarities with A Shade of Vampire people will think I’m trying to copy it even though I outlined mine months before reading this.

    • haha I know what you mean about reading bestsellers. It definitely helps 🙂

      I’ve never read A Shade of Vampire. I’m sure you can tweak your story to avoid any similarities? I have total faith in you, Kas!

  2. Hi,
    I agree with Kayci. I read a lot of bestsellers and also books from the publishers whom I would like to see publish my books and that gives me a big boost.

    All the best with your writing.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

    • Thanks, Patricia!
      I also agree, reading bestsellers is a good boost. And reading from publishers we like is great, too. Good way to know if we fit in with that particular publishing house or not.
      Thanks for visiting 😊

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