Have you ever daydreamed of writing a series that has touched as many people as Harry Potter? Or writing a memoir as successful as Eat, Pray, Love? I close my eyes and think about how wonderful that would be. For a moment I smile, and then something weird happens.
Today I want to talk about a different kind of authorial intrusion—one where self-doubt creeps into the author’s mind a plays on a loop like a roller coaster you can’t get off.