Laurie Halse Anderson

Spear the Monster

on January 5, 2012

The last few months have been particularly difficult for me as a writer. The Doubt Demons invaded. Self-doubt is rooted in fear, and an author’s worst enemy. I’ve always been critical of my writing, I’ve always been afraid that what I’m writing isn’t good enough, that I’ll never get better, but I never doubted that I could write. I don’t believe in writer’s block as an insurmountable wall, but instead an excuse not to write. Doubt isn’t writer’s block. Doubt is much, much worse. “You let self-doubt get a hold of you, it’ll kill your work dead. You’ll stop in… Read More