Have you ever been answered with the question – oh, you do? Just what does that reply mean?
For the life of me I don’t know if they’re questioning my ability or are speaking down to me. Or just plain shocked that I could possibly be a writer or artist or whatever. Then again even if they said – what do you write, I can still feel the same way. My questions could be taken the same way.
Many writers and artists that I have spoken with have expressed these thoughts. In different words but similar meaning. Call it part of our doubt speaking. Call it our defense kicking in, depending on how we answer. The important aspect to remember is that the work is ours. Ours alone and it matters to no one but us.
This doesn’t mean we can’t learn from critiques or glow in the spotlight. We need to remember to turn that spotlight on ourselves first. Remember to haul in the ego.
This post is mine, the good, the bad, and the confusing. All of it is mine. And yes, I’m pretty proud of what I write, even my goofs which I try not to repeat.