Life as an Indie Horror Writer: Fears of being a writer

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Life as an Indie Horror Writer, Web Content

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Fears of a writer…

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I’m afraid I’m not any good.”
None of my books are selling…

I must not be any good…

I just wrote something new.
What if nobody likes it?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

What will people think of me after they read my new book?
Does this story make me sound insane?

Am I insane?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will my book ever be sold in a book store?
And when it does – will I be able to leave the store –
or will I stand guard all day –
just to see if anybody buys it?

Or will the customers know I’m THAT author-
because of my obvious goofy grin.

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will anyone ever read what I write….
and like it?
Or will they look at me and
laugh,
frown,
or pat me on the back …hopefully?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will I be one of those authors whose
work is found…
after I’m dead?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will I ever be read?

(Ariana R. Cherry 2017)

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