I have those moments when I finish an amazing book and think, "Oh my God, I will never write this well." And a dark cloud of funk hangs over me, raining doubt.
Does that sound familiar?
It's natural that we slip into those melancholy batches, but generally as a whole, I think writers are an inherently hopeful people.
1. When you start a book, you're hopeful that you will finish.
2. When you finish the book, you're hopeful that it will be published.
3. When you publish the book, you're hopeful that people will buy it.
4. When people buy your book, you're hopeful they will read it.
5. When people read your book, you're hopeful they will understand it.
6. And when they understand your book, you're hopeful they will love it.
And unbeknownst to you, that person is probably saying, "Oh my God, I will never write this well."
So stop doubting yourself and let your hopeful nature shine.