Boy howdy, have I struggled with it this week. It sort of hit out of nowhere, when my novel in progress was going quite well, I thought.

But when the self-doubt hit, it hit hard. Is there really some purpose God has for me in writing? Will it be of any eternal benefit to me or anyone else? Am I good enough? I’m I fooling myself? Are my stories predictable and boring? On and on it went, as I unburdened my heart to a friend, yet she promptly understood and prayed with me.

Then this morning, in the wee hours, I came across this blog post from agent-turned-writer Nathan Bransford on separating confidence from self-doubt.

I’m so thankful for praying friends. I’m also thankful for other writers who take the time to blog about the challenges of the writing life. If you’re struggling with self-doubt when it comes to writing, go read Nathan’s post. Even if you aren’t, you likely will at some point, to some degree, so go read Nathan’s post.

And as my friend prayed for me, I pray for you, fellow writer, or mom, wife, minister, father, husband, friend, that our work would never be in vain, but guided by Him to be part of His work, whether in word (written or spoken) or deed. Amen

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