I have recurring pattern when it comes to novel writing. It seems I like many writers suffer from self doubt. What starts out as a confident and thrilling idea turns into uncertainty and scepticism on my part. I am gripped with a fear of conviction and it troubles me to the point of beginning a new story.
Looking back on my writing, I found the point of my self-doubt begins to leak in around chapter six. The writing slows and I begin to rethink my storyline and then I find a new plot and begin again, leaving my work half done.
This time when I begin to question myself, I am fully aware of my weakness and with the realisation of my negative mind; I push through chapter six and with it comes my favourite chapter. So now I’m up to chapter eight and I feel a new found confidence and excitement for what is yet to come.
Do you ever feel like giving up with your writing and start again?
What makes you push through self doubt?