Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D-UH!

 
The alphabet is a journey of 26 letters...
Each letter begins a new story.
D = Doubt
Somewhere along the way…
Of realizing that crafting a novel..
Takes work, dedication, and more hours…
Than I ever thought…
Doubt crept in my craw…
“So? Ya think ya got what it takes Bunkie?
Just ‘cuz you write advertising copy…
Doesn’t mean you can write a book.”
I listened to Doubt for a while…
But something in me...
Doubted doubt…
One day my saving grace...
Came while reading Writer’s Digest...
And I stumbled upon…
Ah, ah, ah…
That’s tomorrow’s “E” story.
While writing this post on doubt...
A thought popped up...
Seems every writer I know…
Has or had doubt…
So now I’m curious…
Are there any writers out there…
Who never doubted?

Always, Em-Musing

15 comments:

farawayeyes said...

There are a few things that I never doubt, but when I comes to my writing it's DOUBT in all caps. Now, the stories are a whole 'nother matter. I don't doubt them for a minute, just my ability to tell them properly.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I still doubt. I don't know if doubt ever goes away, but maybe that makes us reach to be better.

Lydia Kang said...

I just loved that you used the word "craw."

Yes, doubt is pretty powerful, but then so is hope!

Slamdunk said...

Good topic. I hope not. No doubt? That is a major driver in most of us.

Isis Rushdan said...

I don't think doubt ever goes away, but can learn to manage it.

Way to go on the hook for E!

Laura Diamond said...

I doubt all the time. In fact, I've dubbed myself Doubting Thomas (a Bible reference), LOL!

BUT, I still try to forge ahead. Cuz you never know if you don't try!

Nice post!

Gossip_Grl said...

Writing from the ISWG (I am 262 on the link list there :) I have that feeling of doubt often myself. It is almost that inner voice that laughs that sparks all of those feelings that make me question myself. I won't give up though and don't ever give up by listening to that voice. Love reading your writings on your blog

Dawn Embers said...

Can definitely relate. As the time went by and I wasn't even to the editing stage yet, that pesky doubt started to speak up more. I'm still working on it and try not to doubt too much.

Stephanie said...

I can't imagine a writer who has never doubted themselves at some point. Every time I get a new rejection letter a little voice whispers just stick to your day job.

I've learned to pat that little voice on the head, tell it to go take a nap and keep working on my dream. The only guarantee of failure is giving up.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A doubtless writer? Not me!

DL Hammons said...

Honey....doubting comes with the territory...and none of us are immune! :)

Zoanna said...

A doubter extraordinaire I used to be , but the encouragers along the way keep telling me to try again. I once doubted I could do art, let alone teach it, but I'm in my fifth year as an art teacher, so I have faith that if I wamt to be published someday, I can be.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I've doubted a lot. I love that line where you wrote about "doubting doubt." I'm so excited for tomorrow's posting :)

Julie said...

If there are doubtless writers, I've never met them! I'm so anxious now to read tomorrow's E post, can't wait to see what you found in Writer's Digest. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

I think we all have some doubts; we are human. There have been times when my doubts were more pronounced.

I love that you chose to "Doubt doubt". From now on if doubt ever creeps into my life I will remember to doubt it on out.