C is for Confidence. Every writer can vouch for the fact that their confidence levels fluctuate drastically. Day to day. Even hour to hour. Our confidence levels perk up when a Shiny New Idea hits us with the force of a tornado.
Our confidence levels are so dependent on external factors like feedback from critique partners, beta readers, editors, reviewers and agents, that many times our confidence has not just been shaken up but also stirred vigorously and thrown in several directions when their words are not favourable.
And after that we poor writers are left to lick our wounds in private, nurse our writing egos and limp back on to the writing path to start afresh.
My confidence level fluctuates like a see-saw. High one moment, very low the next moment.
How do you all handle low confidence days? Actually what shakes your confidence in your writing abilities?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.