My stomach has been in knots the past two days. I sent my short story to a small group of friends on Friday and I’ve been waiting to hear their feedback.
It’s been excruciating.
I know what you’re thinking. “You’re a writer, Kate. The reason writers produce content is for people to read it, right?”
And that is a very good observations. But that doesn’t make it any easier to send out something I’ve poured hours of time and large portions of myself into and get feedback. After all, how can anyone else love it as much as I do?
Usually when I pose this sort of struggle, I give advice and encouragement of some sort, but I am at a loss. For those of you who have had similar experiences, how do you deal with nerves like this?
Until next time, fellow wonderers.
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I totally agree with the title of your post – sharing is hard. The trouble is, people do like to have opinions! But they only matter to a limited extent. If you believe your writing is good, no-one should have the power to shake that. Choose the bits of feedback you want to listen to. You wrote it the way you wrote it for a good reason. Best advice for getting over the jitters is get stuck in to writing something else. Move right along…