If all you want to do is write novels, but you’re not sure you have the skill or talent, then are you (unconsciously) doing only half as good a job as you can? Is it possible that instead of doing your very best, you’re “trying really hard”?
It’s easier to be “trying” or “working on it” than it is to find out that you don’t have what it takes or that the world just doesn’t like your brand of fiction.
So instead, you keep on plugging on. Year after year. Attempt after attempt. Always learning and “getting closer”. But never really getting there.
You know what I’m going to say next so I apologise for being obvious – but your best might just be good enough.
So what do you have to lose?