Hey, I'm SUPER nervous to post this one solo/writing piece of mine. How do you build confidence to share your work with the public? I'm just super worried people won't like it on here...
Creating anything for others to see can be scary, especially if–like me–you put your heart and soul into whatever it is you create. It’s like making a child through asexual reproduction and then shoving said child out into the world hoping no one will be mean to them… that’s rather dramatic, but it’s kind of true.
My trick is just to please myself first. If I’m happy with what I’ve written, it makes it easier not to care as much whether other people like it. After that, it’s all about remembering that. As someone with anxiety, I can tell you that sometimes you’re going to wonder whether what you do is actually any good, and that’s fine. Everyone does.
But always keep in mind that the nagging little voice in the back of your head that’s always needling you about every way you could possibly mess up is just that, a voice. It’s not who you really are, and it’s not generally true.
There will always be a bit of doubt, a bit of anxiety, even if you post regularly, but if you love it, eventually it won’t even matter. Just keep at it, cutie pie. I believe in you.