Some people say they write only for themselves. Whether that is true or not, whether they put words on screen only to read them back to themselves, I cannot say for sure. But one thing I know. Many writers, particularly those hoping to become published authors, write with the hope that someone, someday, will read them.
But what if they do read our work? What then?
I am reaching the stage in my memoir where I am looking for honest feedback on chapters. I want to see what a real reader thinks. What flows for them and which parts feel awkward. What emotional connection, if any, they have to the story.
And yet I am afraid.