Maybe you’ve had the “Who am I to be doing this?” kinds of thoughts. Maybe your confidence is in the basement and can’t find the elevator. Whenever you have one of those “impostor moments,” just take a deep breath, remind yourself of what people have said about you and your abilities, or take a look at your accomplishments, and write a few more sentences.
When you write your book, you’re going to be nervous, excited, and scared half out of your mind. During the months after your manuscript is done and ready to go (and for a lot of writers, even before it’s done), at every step of the way, you could feel a mix of things: happy, afraid, nervous, defensive, proud, sensitive, bulletproof— though that one doesn’t usually last long, it’s straight back to “Will people LIKE it?” It’s important to know that all of this is normal, and you will get through it.