I have some great news!! A drum roll please... I finished the first draft of my novel. I actually did it and within my self imposed deadline.
So now I'm on to the edits, which come with a whole slew of new insecurities. I no longer believe that I can't write a novel or even that I'm not a writer. I think I've proved that to myself. No, now I wonder is it any good? Are people going to want to read it? As I begin my edits I think, is it a good enough story to go anywhere? Even though I've always said I'm doing this for me, and I am, I would like people to take enjoyment from it.
But for now I'm still mostly basking in the glow of finishing and the new smell of edits, which I'm sure will get old fast.
Do these insecurities plague you? How do you deal with them?
Also, if you aren't aware DL Hammons over at Cruising altitude 2.0 is hoisting his second round of WRiTE CLuB. If you haven't checked it out yet, you definitely should!
And a very HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS to my wonderful CP Kelley Lynn who just got signed by Sapphire Star Publishing. I couldn't be happier for her. So, if you want to run over and hear her story or just tell her congrats go HERE.