"Writing is something that everyone sucks at in the beginning. What separates the "winners" from the "losers" is how hard you work at it. The more you write, the better you write. The more you read, the better you write. Find a…"
"Don't doubt your skills. Skills can always be improved, even from the ground up. As long as you feel you have the imagination to create works you care about, and hope that others will enjoy it too, is enough."
"It's very normal for a writer to feel self-conscious about their work. I do it all the time. I'm a fellow English major, a decision I made for the reasons you said. But I feel that way all the time when I have to write something for…"
"I've just stopped telling people I'm going to be an author. If they ask, I tell them I'm going to sit in a book store or a library and be very good at English. That usually gets them to leave me alone. :) "
"Thanks :-) I've been trying not to let it get to me, but for some reason lately it has. It doesn't really help that a lot of people I know tried to talk me out of the major change, not because they lack faith in my writing, but because…"
"I know how that feels. I couldn't believe how weird it felt to even think about being a teacher. Sometimes I feel as if I'm just a writer thorough and through. As for feeling as if your work isn't as good as everyone thinks, I always…"
"I've had a few friends read my writing and they always tell me they like it and that they think it's good, I just have a hard time believing them. I guess I'm just overly critical when it comes to my own stuff."
"All the time. I talked myself into becoming a teacher because I didn't think I could make it as an author. However, I soon found I hated the thought of becoming a teacher. So, I'm taking the chance, and I've switched my…"
"I have feelings like this all the time about my own writing ability. I think it's common. But I would say don't worry about things like talent. If you concentrate on that and declare yourself untalented than there's nothing you can do…"
So I recently changed my major to English because I realised that I what I really want to do in life is write, to be a published author. I don't regret my decision, but I'm starting to feel afraid that I'm not good enough to make it. My writing is alright I guess, but I'm just not sure I have enough talent to make a career out of it and it's really been freaking me out the past couple days. Anyone else have similar feelings?See More