There you are, typing away, fingers dancing across the keyboard. The story flows onto the screen and you are on top of the world. “This is easy!” you think as another chapter ends and you start the next one. Suddenly, a whisper begins in the back of your mind. A faint thought and your fingers slow. As the voice gets louder, you stop and listen. Ignore that voice! Ignore its seductive tone. You are a writer, so stay at that computer and continue writing. Keep the words flowing and move that plot.

The voice you hear is doubt. ”Who am I fooling? I’m no writer. Who will want to read this crap? Why am I wasting my time when I could be out with friends or playing a game?” Every writer at some point gets caught by this voice and they stop writing. We do question our ability to tell a story or to complete a novel. This is normal, but do not stop writing. That is the worst thing you can do. Tell doubt to go to hell or take a hike, but don’t follow its suggestions. You have chosen to be a writer, so continue that task. Finish your first draft, set it aside for a while, but work on another story or a personal essay. Keep the creative process going.

May the words ever flow!

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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4 Responses to Doubt

  1. Yashi Tripathi says:

    Great advice and quite helpful. As we say a writer is the onevwho can understand the other.

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Some encouraging words. What separates indie authors from traditionally published authors…we get to keep more of our royalties and we can go directly to our readers…write on!

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