So much has changed lately, that I’ve debated when and how much of it to share. As I’ve told you before, I intend to take you on every step of my journey, with the hope that it will help you navigate through yours. Still, timing is a funny thing, and I’m not quite ready to spill all of the beans.
Nevertheless, there is some stuff I must share with you right this instance.
Remember how I mentioned that doubt is common for writers, as well as all other artists? It is more prevalent now than ever. It is in various aspects of my life, but I won’t mention everything that’s going on. If I do, your brain might explode. Let’s just say things are currently shifting for me, and I’m under the impression that this roller coaster is heading upwards! Still, doubt has been ever present as I commence the querying process for my first novel.
I spent a great deal of time editing my novel and can’t seem to look at it the way I once did, which I knew would be the case, but it’s still tough to accept. This is the part where I must trust the creative process, the result of my hard work, and God. Because to say that I’ve accomplished this on my own would be silly.
I’ve started drafting query letters. I’ll share more details next week. In the meantime, please drop some comments on how you cope with doubt. Does it diminish with time? Or will I always, as a creative, face this ordeal? If so, I’m more than willing to accept it. After all, I’m happy to accept anything that’s a side effect of doing what I love most!