One of the most common challenges for writers is to realize you are good enough. It’s when you recognize you have enough confidence and skills to take on paying clients.
It’s ironic. We come to writing because we love it. Then, excitedly, we take a program or two, and suddenly, we start doubting ourselves.
The best confidence builder is to write every day. Something. Anything. Just write.
It’s like learning to ride a bicycle. The magic happens when you start peddling, gaining momentum, and those actions set you in motion. Suddenly, you are flying down the street with the rubber tires singing on the pavement. You’re a superhero with your face to the wind.
We learned from our bike riding experiences that if things went wrong, we’d fall, skin our knees, get back up, and limp home. Mom would clean us up, put on a bandage, and off we’d go. We didn’t let the fall daunt us. We’d head back out, jump on the bike, and take off riding again. We learned from our challenges, and we never doubted our ability to ride.