So I've been flying through a book that I have to say I love. The voice is fantastic, and you know me and voice--it equals total pink hearts swirling around my head. The thing that gets me after the love haze clears for a second is the thought that I'm so not up to that level. I mean really, me querying my piece of yuck. How do I even measure up to that? Total rejection for sure. What am I thinking?
Then after I freak out a little more and let the voices of my writer friends enter my head, I calm down and think.
It takes practice, and hard work.
You have to push yourself beyond where you ever thought possible.
You have to take one step at a time.
You will write crap and you will fail, but you have to keep going. I'm pretty sure the author of this book went through the same thing.
Different voices all going through my head, reminding me to stay on track. I love my writer friends. No, I'm not crazy, at least, I don't think I am. I would think my writer friends would've told me. Oh boy, new story idea.
Anyway, the point is these books will come along, and yes, you will feel inadequate, but you have to keep in mind a few things. You have to look at the experience of that author. If they've been doing this for a while then they are seasoned. They also have editors. Plus, you have to look at you. You need to keep going and learning and you will get there.
Have you had this feeling before?
By the way--This is what I'm reading:
Have a great day!