Hi, All! I’m back.

Lately, I have been battling with self-doubt, which is mostly because of the constant rejections that I have had. As we all know, rejections can make you wonder if your earlier success was a fluke. But, instead of allowing Mr Self Doubt to continue to spread his poison, I will be fighting back. How will I fight back? Well, I have decided to set a Setting Self Doubt on Fire challenge, and I want all of you fellow self-doubters to join me.

So, what is the challenge? Well, it’s simple; every time you do something to push self-doubt aside I want you to post about it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #settingselfdoubtonfire or #beatingselfdoubt.

To help you know what counts as beating Mr Self Doubt, I’ve listed some examples below.

  • Finished writing a story.
  • Finished editing a story.
  • Submitted a story.
  • Faced rejection and continued to write.
  • Read out your stories.
  • Uploaded a story to your website.
  • Self-published a book.
  • Resubmitted a rejected story.
  • Faced criticism and continued to write.
  • Called yourself a writer.
  • Told people you’re a writer.
  • Joined a writing group.
  • Your story has been published.

It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you have pushed self-doubt aside. And I will be sharing my achievements with you too.


Remember, every time you defeat Mr Self Doubt I want you to share it on your Facebook or Twitter. And don’t forget to use the hashtags (#settingselfdoubtonfire or #beatingselfdoubt), so we can all take the challenge together.

So let’s do this, let’s set self-doubt on fire.

Keep writing folks.

To end this post, here is another inspirational quote:

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ― Suzy Kassem

About Nicole Simms

Nicole J. Simms has rediscovered her passion for creative writing. When she was younger, she used to enjoy writing plays and poems, and was never far away from a book. Nicole has written many short stories and has two stories published ‘Sister Replacement’ and ‘Caught up in Murder’. Like her favourite authors Stephen King, R.L. Stine, J.K. Rowling and C.S Lewis, and new to the pile Kelley Armstrong, she plans to become a horror and fantasy writer.
When Nicole isn’t writing she loves to bake anything from breads to cakes, and uses her baking blog to showcase her baked goodies.
You can find her work and latest news at www.nicoles-designs.co.uk/NicoleJSimms, and keep up to date with her writing journey via her Facebook page.