I know you are.
I see the contest entries. I see the talent. First timers going against people who’ve been doing it for years.
What’s the difference between a published author and a non-published one?
The published author swallowed hard and said okay and held their breath and did it. Pushed “PUBLISH” or clicked SEND to submit one more query letter.
That one small act that’s so huge in its significance happened because they went ahead and did it – and they did it because they believed.
You have to believe.
I understand the doubts. You have them. We all do, even me.
But let me tell you, you have the talent.
The mere fact that you question whether you do means you are aware of the quality required. Well, that means you have an eye for quality – and no one is a harsher judge of your work than you are.
You’re a good writer.
You’ll become a better writer. Maybe a great one.
Do not deny the world of your story any longer.