I know I can definitely relate to this as a writer (especially right now when I’m counting down the days until “Odin’s Eye” is released as an ebook), and I think a lot of people can relate to this, whatever creative activity they’re involved in. It’s worth keeping in mind that not everyone will stab you in the heart. Like someone commented when I posted this on Facebook: “But then sometimes the other person just says, “wow, you’re a great writer!” (Thank you for that reminder, Tony!)
There are so many situations in life when the fear of failure and rejection can be so crippling that you end up doing nothing. And that is also frightening.