Solution Saturday: I’m Not a Good Enough Writer

Writing a full-length book can be challenging. Here are three practical solutions to motivate you to keep writing.

Novelty Revisions

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We all have those days when we just don’t feel like what we’re writing is good enough. It’s a natural part of the writing process; a little bit of doubt here and there helps us remember we’re not perfect, and we still have a lot to learn.

But when that doubt stretches on too long, it can make us want to quit. Do not save changes. Delete.

Here are three solutions to slowly building up your confidence and reigniting your love for writing—which is why you started writing in the first place.

Solution 1: Read More Books

If you’re already a writer, it’s pretty likely you’re a reader, too. Reading successful authors’ work, over and over again, might have been what started this confidence drought in the first place. “They’re so good at writing! Why can’t I be that good?”

Don’t forget even your favorite authors have agents and editors…

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12 Comments

  1. mitziflyte

    Yep – I write crap – I know I write crap…no, wait. That last bit I wrote is really, really good…but the rest is crap. Yeah. I understand. All writers do and the ones that make it are the ones that just keep on going, writing, reading, writing, writing, reading, reading.Thanks for the post.
    Mitzi

  2. Lol. Thank you Mitzi for sharing this conversation that all of us writers have had at least once about our writing. It’s my pleasure to re-post this. I found it practical and encouraging.

  3. Very true. Great post!

  4. Lynette, you’re a mind reader! I needed to read this today. ) Thank you, thank you! 🙂

    1. I know we all struggle with our writing, from time to time. I’m glad it was of help to you Dyane.

  5. Cat

    Such an amazing post. I constantly struggle with writing confidence and can go for days, maybe a couple of weeks, without writing because I think it’s all so amateur and…well…crap 🙂 I love the inspiration from this post, thanks

    1. Me too Cat to the point that I’ve resigned myself to a longer revision process.

      1. Cat

        Like the post says, it’s all in the making of a good writer

  6. Thank for sharing this writer pick me up Lynette! I thin I can. I think I can. I know I can eventually get it right:)

    1. You’re most welcome Clara. I needed it too.

  7. Sorry about the missing ‘k’. I need a keyboard & computer upgrade!

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