I find that I take indifference to my work very painful. To give an example, I just finished a song in the studio a few weeks ago that I had spent a month-and-a-half on.
I forwarded a copy of that song by email to 12 people. All family and friends. I have done this on several occasions, and if I’m lucky one person will respond with a two-word answer like “good song”. The odd time someone will write a paragraph if the song resonates with them.
I struggle with not getting angry, because I understand that everyone has a life of Their Own. But if someone sent me a work of art that they had spent six weeks on creating, I myself wouldn’t be so rude and callous as to not respond when someone has sent me a piece of their soul
Or… Am I having unrealistic expectations, seeking praise and attention from others. Being dependant on others’ view of me, rather than valuing myself.
I Believe In The Motto, write to express, not to impress. That one I’m in on, Whole Hog. It’s the sharing part that can be difficult, it feels like rejection sometimes