I’ve recently noticed that while I’m writing, there are certain scenes where I find myself becoming nervous as I write them. I have been wondering why it is that I get nervous. They are scenes that I have been excited to write and even looking forward to. I think the reason I’ve been getting nervous is that there is part of me that is always saying, “What if no one likes this story? What if people read it and think it is the worst thing they have ever read?” Well, I found my answer!
The thing that helps me get through my stories and helps me write exactly what I want to write, is that I write for me first. I’m writing a story that belongs to me, a story I care about., a story I want to share. If no one ends up liking it, I still know that I do. I don’t know if this is the same for everyone, but when I get scared that no one will like what I write, at least I know that I will.
Do you ever get afraid that no one will like your story? What helps you?