Tuesday Poems For Writers #Inspiration – Self Doubt

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! The fear of not being good enough.

Fear
Within
I just feel
Not good enough
For publication
Not able to compete
Or call myself a writer
No one will want to read my book
When others are just so much better
I think I should just delete the whole lot

Ritu 2019

It really is that easy to end up feeling despondant, when you have worked your fingers to the bone, written thousands upon thousands of words, then you compare yourself to another writer.

Big mistake.

Stop thinking you’ll never be the next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King.

They were where you are now, once.

Dream of the possibilities and know that somewhere out there, your book has readers, just waiting for you to get it out there!

Now, I’m off to try and edit a bit more!

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coachkanikafindingabetteryou
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 07:26:49

    Such a beautiful reminder as there’s a beginning to every new thing in your life as being mother to the first born is also a beginning to any female and yes for writer there’s a beginning to get readers but if writer is female its universe blessings and believe is by default ….thanks much for beautiful reminder

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  2. CK Quill
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 11:48:01

    Every writer is a beginner at some point and Believing in yourself is definitely a much needed skill. Thank you for the reminder!

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  3. Sara98
    Jun 24, 2019 @ 01:07:52

    The amounts of time I ended up going through this dilemma cannot be counted

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  4. Jennie
    Jun 08, 2019 @ 13:55:15

    Amen!

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  5. Mohit
    Jun 05, 2019 @ 18:57:50

    @ritu mam thanks a lot for this post.
    I have a big problem of comparing myself to others, whenever I start a new hobby I always look for the negative sides of it, But I’m gonna change it soon.

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  6. justmuddlingthroughlife
    Jun 05, 2019 @ 17:28:14

    I’m feeling exactly this. I’m starting my author website next week, to help promote, but I have lots of self doubt about whether it will ever be good enough to publish.

    I’m sure Ritu, that your book will be great!

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  7. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jun 05, 2019 @ 13:49:47

    Oh my goodness – I didn’t realize other people have these same thoughts! I often have problems thinking I’m good enough. Thank you for posting!

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  8. syl65
    Jun 05, 2019 @ 05:03:57

    Don’t compare Sister, be your own You, write Your story!!

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  9. Erika Kind
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 21:26:55

    How shall we ever know when we never try, right?

    Liked by 3 people

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  10. Rae Reads
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 20:22:55

    Very refreshing attitude on your part, but Hon, as a writer, and especially as a poet, YOU’VE GOT IT!!!

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  11. willowdot21
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 19:47:40

    No be the First Ritu 💜

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  12. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 18:45:19

    Dont worry, Sis! Your first book “Rituals” is so wonderful written, and your postings here are great too. You are a writer, and dont need to helf self doubts. Mchael

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  13. Jacquie Biggar
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 18:34:51

    The best advice I ever received came from Mom when I opened my restaurant and had second thoughts. She said, “Be yourself, it’s enough.”
    Oh yeah, and, “Open the doors so they can come in!” lol

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  14. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 16:39:35

    You mustn’t be put off by the editing, Ritu. It makes your book better and you learn so much from it. We are all waiting to read your book. You have lots of support.

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  15. joylennick
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 16:02:10

    Thanks Ritu, YOU never need worry about the quality of your writing! Thinking we are not good enough, seems to be the lot of artistic people, and let’s face it, you can’t possibly please all the people all the time…I write the best way I can, and hope it is acceptable, even enjoyed now and then. Taste is so subjective anyway. I worry about it less than ever these days, aware I at least try. Hugs x

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  16. Nova
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 15:41:42

    How do you change your font? Love that idea!
    This is such an important topic. Thank you for being some awareness to it💚💚

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  17. NoblemanWarrior
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 15:40:37

    Thank you for this Ritu.

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