It’s hard to maintain confidence in your own work.
Here’s what happened when I was on a mini-tour to promote an earlier novel called BODY CONTACT.
As I approached the microphone, the following thought came from somewhere, “What if the book is all crap?”
Having had that experience, I now do everything I can to keep such thoughts at bay, come performance time.
Very few of us are good at the performance side of writing and getting published. But it goes with the territory. So we suck it up and do the best we can at readings and signings …
And try not to undermine ourselves with negative thinking