Hey everyone. Been pretty dead around here. It’s partially due to my college classes and my job, but mostly to my laziness and procrastination. I just finished another chapter of Visions of Monsters and I’d like to remind everyone that I need readers. I have two and I love them to death, but I’d really like the opinions of multiple people. If you’re interested, you can read a basic synopsis on the “Visions of Monsters” tab and let me know if you’d like to be a beta reader. In return, you get a piece of my soul.
For those of you that need more convincing, I’ve posted a link to the first chapter of Visions of Monsters. I’ve uploaded it through my deviantArt sta.sh and you’ll need to download the document (I promise it’s virus free). After you the read the first chapter (and if you’re interested in reading more), just shoot me a message or a comment and I’ll be sure to get the links to you whenever I finish a new chapter. Here’s the link:
Also, please don’t steal this chapter or any of my ideas. I get nervous when I put chapters out for everyone to read because of plagiarism. If you plagiarize my work, I will find you and I will cut you.
Finally, a big thanks to everyone in advance. I’d especially like to thank my fellow readers, Jessica and Neve, for sticking through this slow process of re-writing VoM.
So there’s no denying I’ve been busy recently. College has started again, I’m working, and I’m interning at a school all at one time. Despite the craziness, I’m always thinking about my novel. My characters are constantly in the back of my mind. I think of new ideas for my current project (VoM) daily. Considering how much time, effort, and thought I put into my book, why am I so afraid to write it and publish it? I get excited about my ideas, sit down to write, and stare at the blinking cursor for five minutes before I close the document.
I think my main issue is that I’m terrified about actually finishing it and publishing it. I feel so overwhelmed by publishing, and that’s not even the start of it. I’m proud of my ideas, and I’m afraid that the public won’t like them. There are so many books involving demons/angels/vampires these days that I feel like my book will just blend in with everything else. Just yesterday I was in a bookstore and I was having a panic attack reading all of the synopses of novels in the YA section. I’m so afraid that someone has my idea and the public will think I stole my idea from another author when I finally do publish. I’ve been trying to push myself to write and ignore what else is out there, but it’s hard.
So, writers of WordPress, have any of you experienced this “writer’s doubt”? If so, how did you overcome it?