Insecure Writer's Support Group post. If you're a writer and ever suffer from insecurity, do join us.
I went to Scotland recently. If that's news to you then hello and welcome to the blog, you must be new! Anyway, I wanted to photograph a Highland cow while in the highlands (I'm a farmer's daughter) We saw some. We stopped. We photographed, but even when I got really, really close they took absolutely no notice and just carried on chomping away.
When our writing gets little reaction that can make us feel insecure. Perhaps it shouldn't. If we're showing it to family who don't write themselves, or friends who aren't fans of our genre, can we really expect anything more than an unconvincing 'how interesting'?
Oh and when your non writing friends and family share their golf handicap, baby photos or plans to repaint the bathroom, smile as brightly as you can and say 'how interesting'.