Melissa Huckabay is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry at Texas State University. Her work has appeared in Poetry South, Defunkt, and elsewhere, and her short fiction won the Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize from Spider Road Press in 2019. She lives in Central Texas with her husband, son, and two affectionate cats.
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Creation is the Point: Overcoming Comparison and Inadequacy as Writers
BY Melissa Huckabay
The imposter syndrome, the fear of failure, the fear of rejection stopped me before I even started. Escaping was easier, and perhaps it’s necessary for a while. Sooner or later, though, every writer must decide—if not now, when will I write?