It’s Ok to Doubt Yourself; Write Anyway

Have you ever heard of the toxic myth of overnight success? It goes something like this: author writes blockbuster. Media gushes about author’s meteoric rise to the top, omitting the years and sweat it took to get there. Newbie authors (like myself) look at Overnight Success Author and wonder what we’re doing wrong – why we haven’t gotten that dream agent / publishing deal already. Gillian Flynn and Sabaa Tahir are my inspirations, because they both write so openly about the road it took to get to their “overnight success moments,” and the self-doubt they felt along the way. In a…