How Authors Handle Doubt

by Megan DiMaria
Some days it’s difficult to feel confident about your writing. Fears pop up like dandelions after the first spring rain.
Those worries and questions play on a loop in your brain:
  • *Is this good enough to be published?
  • *Does it make sense?
  • *Will anyone want to read it?
  • *Do I sound ridiculous?
  • *Am I wasting my time?
  • *Will I ever be pleased with this project?

And on and on and on . . .

I’m not the first writer to have these doubts. And I won’t be the last.

Want to know how writers handle these doubts?

They keep writing!

They remember what got them started in the first place. Look inside yourself. Recall the dream that pushed tender sprouts out of the soil of your heart. Recall the delight you experienced in claiming that big dream. Dig Deep to reclaim your passion again. 

Believe again!

It’s not over until God says it’s over. Start dreaming again. Start pursuing what God put in your heart.

Listen, no one knows better than I how discouragement can creep up on you and squeeze the life out of your dreams. But if the Author of dreams has planted one in your heart, then don’t give up!

 

As for me, I shall remain~

A Prisoner of Hope!

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Megan dimariaMegan DiMaria is an author and speaker who enjoys cheering on other writers. One of her speaking presentations is an in-depth study designed to encourage, refresh, and minister to writers as they pursue the journey of publication. She’d love to join to your next writer’s retreat and share the (hard-earned!) wisdom and encouragement she’s accumulated on her own writing journey.Megan is an active member of several writers groups and is the author of two women’s fiction novels, Searching for Spice and Out of Her Hands. Visit Megan online at her blog at http://www.megandimaria.blogspot.com/
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