Today has been a busy day of working on samples for my book. One of the reasons I'm telling everyone that I'm working on a book is because about now is where I start to talk myself out of projects. And why I haven't written a book sooner, even though I have wanted to for 3 years now.
Self-doubt creeps in: is my work good enough, are these really original ideas, what is the focus of my book, does this even look like my work, do I really know what I'm doing, do I have enough different samples or is everything too earthy, do my designs really stand out above the crowd, what the heck am I going to title this book?
All really good questions and ones that I should be asking. One thing you have to do when you write a book proposal is convince the publisher why your book is better than the rest out there. So I am busy slaying dragons of self-doubt today. Forging ahead. Maybe some of these samples won't make the cut. But instead of freezing up it's time to push through and work harder on creating something that is unique, has my hand to it and that will inspire others to enjoy their own creativity. I can do that!
Whatever your dragon is today, I hope you find the courage to slay it.