Mustering the courage to share your writing with others
I thought I'd turn to here for help since all of us write in at least some way.
I've been writing for a long time now (it started more or less as something that dulled the sense of stress I was feeling in everyday life) and I've written quite a lot of stuff - mostly short stories but some poems too. I know my writing has improved, but no matter what I always feel too...ashamed, or skittish perhaps, to share what I've written with others.
I know this may seem like an unusual problem, but has anyone felt anything similar? The funny thing is that I actually do want to share what I've written with some friends or my family, but I can't seem to get my foot in the door so to speak. Any tips on overcoming that sort of anxiety? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.