Pep Talk: How to Fight Imposter Syndrome
Writing a book is like being in a relationship with someone who seems way too good for you, only worse because every single time is like this. Being in love feels amazing and exciting! You can list so many things you love so much about the object of your affection! But it can also be terrifying. It’s like that cliché: you’re in love with the idea of your WIP, not your WIP itself.
Pictured: my WIP.Soon, self-doubt sinks in. The excitement and warm fuzzy feelings that come from loving something so much give in to insecurity and anxiety. The fear that you’re Not Good Enough can be difficult to shake, but here are some ways to combat it: