Last night I spent a couple of hours on the phone with a friend of mine. She is a good writer, but she has a busy work schedule, a lot of family stuff, and a crisis of confidence.
Unfortunately, it is a subject I know only too well.
Crisis of Confidence!
We all suffer from it from time to time. No matter what it is we do, at some point in our lives we all must face our fears.
And that is what a lack of confidence boils down to.
You may ask, what do writers fear? Here is the short list.
Will my readers like my story? My Characters? Will my book be any good? Will it be as good or better than the last book? Can I finish this book? Will anyone want to read my book? Will it sell?
These are not questions we can easily answer, and in fact, they can't be answered until we write the damn book.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding.