Do we all know what this means?
According to the internet, it means this: Impostor syndrome refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be
So, as a writer, do you or have you ever experience imposter syndrome?
It is a term I have seen a lot over the last few years talked about when it comes to my profession. After seeing this for the umpteenth time, I pondered if I have had this feeling wash over me.
Before I was first published, I had symptoms of this as I tried to get to this level- have a book out into the world.
I have had people in my circle, through their words and action, who thought this was me- an imposter. Things would leak out to where I suspected I was not able to do what I had set before me.
It is hard to overcome regardless of what your job is. Trying to do something and make a good go out of it is hard enough. To have thoughts creep into your mind as well as through others weighs a person down. Ir can make the task at hand much harder to accomplish and make someone stop.
Thankfully, the writers in my group gave me the boost I needed to continue onward regardless of when I felt I was an imposter.
If you ever have these enter your mind take a good hard look at where you were and compare it to where you are now. I suspect that you have grown in ways you might not have noticed.