One of the things most creative people have in common is that we have a very sensitive nature. And sometimes that sensitivity can transform into self doubt. We question whether or not we are worthy or even capable. It's especially hard when there are certain expectations from your audience. Creating anything is such a personal experience for an artist whether you're a writer, singer, dancer, sculptor, etc. You create something and if people don't like it, the first thing you think is they don't like YOU. But when you create something you have to disconnect yourself from it (much like cutting an umbilical cord) and allow people to experience it in their own way. What you create will NOT be for everyone but it will touch someone and even it if just one person "gets it", that makes it all worthwhile.
Writer. Reader. Designer. Creative Spirit.
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”