As a writer I get very shaky on my value or quality of my writing.
I know every writer is going through what I am going through right now and it’s hard. I know there are many things in life to be worried or disappointed about-work, bills, collage fees, getting good grades, the economy. Yeah I know but lets put that aside for now. Whenever I try to share my feelings about my writing with my friends they just don’t understand.
So here’s my point. When I write I want to do my best. I want to become better. I want to make sure I am improving. So, confident, I publish a new chapter to a fanfic or a new story but no feedback-not even bad.
And this is where I go into a slight depression. You may be thinking “get a thick skin” or “it’s because you suck”
You see when a writer writes he or she puts her heart into the story, the characters, words, and plot. Oh and when I mean heart I mean everything. Emotions, energy, time, and being in seclusion at some points just to focus on their work. A writer sacrifices their spirit to their story.
It’ s a part of them offered to the world and when it gets rejected or not even paid attention to the writer feels like all that time and energy has been wasted. Not only that they may feel their self esteem go down.
So this scenario may be just for me but I want to make sure people know what writers go through and that it is spiritually demanding but important to him or her. So if you see a story or fic that has no comments or criticism (no matter how bad or good!) just drop a few comments. It will mean everything to them.