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Self-Doubt

Every hear something or read something on Facebook that hits you right in the gut and makes you think that you’re not good enough. It’s that small voice of doubt that gets louder and louder as the day goes by. If you are like me, it debilitates you. I come home from my day job and instead of working out or writing, I go to bed. Why? Because I don’t think my story should be heard. It’s not real, it’s made up and at times boring. I know as a writer I shouldn’t say that my own writing is boring. It’s just how I feel.

I know that it’s not true. I envy those people that can write whatever they wish and put it out there for the world to see. I know that I can overcome these feelings of doubt, but don’t. It’s not that I like to self loathe, just sometimes it’s comforting. Does that make sense?

I need to kick this habit in the butt!

I really do.

So do you!

I know you want your writing to move forward and sitting or lying around in my case is NOT helping the situation. I need to be proactive. I need to grab the day by its balls and fight for what I want. What do I want? I want to be a successful writer. How do I define success? Easy I want at least 5000 people to read my book and 20 reviews.

I’m almost there….if I count the freebies….I want to make people laugh, get mad, and most of all I want people to read my stories

So….what’s my game plan?

I don’t know yet…but I will let you know when I do.

Decisions…decision…..I need advice!!!

So I am strongly considereing self publishing a piece of fiction I have been working on for almost a decade. Yes I know it’s a long time and my friends and family are tired of me changing my mind. It’s hard! Any writer knows how scary it can be to just put your writing out there for the world to see. I know what have I got to loose? ALOT. My dignity, my pride, and most of all my writing. My writing won’t actually disappear, but figuratively it will. It won’t be something I choose to share with people, being that it would be available for purchase.

Not to mention I have doubt in writing as well as my self. I am preparing for no one to purchase the book and it to just sit out there in cyber space. I know I will get bad reviews. I”m no where near a best-seller. See my dilemma? So any advice, words of encouragement or even the harsh reality that would be welcomed.

With the blog challenge over, I will be attempting to blog at least three times a week. I say this every year and end up posting about five times the rest of the year. I want to start doing author series where I interview different authors. I also want to take my readers along with me on my journey into self publishing.

So I am signing off for now. I have to create a new world for my sci fi class. Wish me luck!!

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