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Writers are the tenderest of souls. We share our ideas, our thoughts, and our fears with the public. We support and guide others through our words. We walk around with our hearts on our proverbial sleeves asking the world to love us. We can’t help it. We want people to like our writing. We feel bad if they don’t and then we mope because we feel that we have failed. But, writers who follow their passions and write from their hearts are never failures. It is when we seek approval from others instead of living our true purpose that we limit ourselves.
Here are just three ways that seeking approval from others holds us back as writers: