I've been published for a little over three years with electronic companies. I have published 15 stories during this time, but I have started many others. On my PC right now, I have 30+ stories still waiting to be finished. One of my stories I have started to submit to agents (since Aug). Since then, I've received six requests, and three rejections.
So two nights ago, I sit down at my PC, bring up my partial (which is what agent requested), and read through it again. I've only read through this 100 times. hahaha Anyway, I started doubting myself. AUGH! That's NOT good. I started thinking that maybe my first three chapters weren't good enough. There's a lot of sexual tension, there's action, there's the beginning of a mystery...but I doubt myself. Hopefully I can get past this quickly.
Do any of you writers doubt yourself? How about readers? Do you ever doubt the next book that comes out from one of your favorite authors is going to be terrible? Or do you just expect their books to be good?