An essay by James Patrick Kelly on the writing of his short story ‘Monsters’.
Impostor syndrome. Thinking that your writing sucks. Lost in Submissionland. Overwhelmed by radioactive brain weasels.
The Writer’s Book of Doubt contains practical advice and inspiration for dealing with the problems of the writing life.
Sara Stamey’s SF novels with Berkley/Ace made the Locus Best New Novels list. Her journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; owning a farm in Southern Chile.