While I was driving today and thinking to myself, I started musing about confidence. I was never confident in my writing; in fact, I didn’t get confidence in my abilities until I started Clash of Tides. When readers told how much they liked Clash of Tides and Assan’s character, I was overwhelmed with happiness. However, after comparing myself to other stories and author profiles on various writing sites, I realized my newfound confidence was stupid.
The reality was, and still is, I’m not a good writer. If I was a good writer, I would have more reads for my work. Honestly, I wonder when my confidence will return. For now, I’ll wait and see if good fortune will discover me.
I’m curious, to the other writers out there, are you confident in your writing? As a writer, what keeps you going?