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21 September 2012 @ 05:53 pm
Utterly unrelatedly...  
I set up a web site with Stripe awhile back to sell my book, and I have it notifying me by email when somebody buys, or when the money has been sitting a week and gets transferred to my bank account.

I keep waiting for the event notice that goes, "you're a fraud and have no business writing a book."

But so far, nope, it's always "here, have $33" or "somebody bought a book."
 
 
 
rbus: squirrelrbus on September 22nd, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)

writing a book
is like being a dad.

first, you get this crazy idea.
then, when the baby arrives, you say "what the fuck?"

Noahangelbob on September 22nd, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It really is.
metaphortunate sonmetaphortunate on September 23rd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Damn, I guess impostor syndrome really can strike anyone.
Noahangelbob on September 23rd, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
Don't worry, I have my share of evidence that I'm not omnipotent ;-)

But yeah. I think it really does.

Selling a product is extra-likely for most people to feel that way, because information about how it works is hard to find and often inaccurate, and because it works against all of our intuition from everything that isn't selling a product.

I really *don't* have any particular business selling a book, but I tend to have trouble accepting that nobody else does either!