Check out this great guest post from Rachel Poli’s blog by J.D. Oldenburg with solid ways to become more confident in your fiction writing.
Today’s guest post is brought to you by author J.D. Oldenburg!
1. Understand that overwhelm happens.
Overwhelm is part of beginning any process, and that’s ok.
We get overwhelmed when we don’t know exactly where to start, because we put our focus on dreams and end goals, instead of the blank page in front of us.
Vast amounts of people quit before they start because they don’t know where to begin.
You will gain confidence from thinking more about daily steps and a little less about the bigger picture.
Realize that nothing comes instantaneously. Don’t loose excitement because of this.
If you’ve never written before, don’t fret so much on that first novel or googling your chances of success. Start instead with short stories, and allow yourself to fall in love with the process.
Do this and you will beat any odds you can find on google.
2. Forget about…
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