I don’t think there’s an author or writer alive who doesn’t suffer doubt and imposter syndrome at one time or another.
But don’t be fooled by the device you’re staring at.
Behind every screen is a human being much like you.
It’s easy to look at other authors online, seemingly brimming with confidence as they post on Linked In or Twitter or Facebook or Instagram. Creating BookToks and seemingly drowning in positive praise.
But everyone – everyone – suffers doubts.
Accept the feeling and carry on making your posts and comments and building your author profile anyway.
Chances are, someone else is looking at you thinking ‘how did they get to be so confident? Why are they able to post without doubting themselves and getting stressed out?’
That’s it, that’s the post. Hope it helps.
About The Author
Nigel’s debut novel Beat The Rain was a semi-finalist for Best Debut Author in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. His second novel The Pursuit of Ordinary was a finalist in the People’s Book Prize for Fiction 2019. It was also one of the 8-12 titles ‘called in’ for the Man Booker Prize, a first for his publisher. It was also long-listed for The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize. His third novel will be released in September 2022 and is now available for pre-order. Nigel brings his own experience of the trials of getting published, building an author profile and marketing his own novels to AuthorSpark. As well as co-founding AuthorSpark, Nigel co-founded digital marketing agency and employee advocacy platform We Are Togethr alongside Andrew, alongside online content sister company Togethr Lab. Prior to that he was a newspaper subeditor and a writer and editor for Channel 4 Interactive.