With the start of the New Year it’s time for me to launch into my latest creation after taking three months away from writing to work on my daughter’s new home. I am looking forward to changing out the paintbrush for the pen (or computer keyboard).
Lots of ideas have been circulating in my head during my three-month break. Now I have to pin down my favorite idea and make a story out of it. But I’m doubting myself. Despite having written a number of books, a nasty little voice in the back of my head tells me I can’t write another one. When I go straight from writing one book to writing another I am fine, but if I take a break between books the doubts have time to creep back.
Once I get underway with the story the little gremlin in my head who wants to deter me goes back in his cage. I used to think that after I’d written a few books I would get over this but obviously not.
How about you? Do you doubt yourself between books?