This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
The fear of someone else writing a book similar to mine has turned me into a paranoid writer who won’t mention my book plot to any but my closest friends. I’m so excited about the concept and I want to tell everyone about it but until I get a publishing deal (optimistic!) it is going to be Top Secret. I get really nervous about who I tell the concept of my novel to. What if I tell someone else, who tells another friend who's a writer and they write a better version?