T is for Trust. Whether our confidence level is high or not, whether we are feeling optimistic or not, one thing is certain, our trust in our ability to tell a story is always humming through our blood.
Deep down every writer trusts his/her ability to write stories that readers will love and create characters that readers will adore. Perhaps, that is the reason we stick on to our writing.
Though at times my confidence and optimism levels touch rock bottom. I trust my ability as a writer to write good stories that will entertain readers.
We trust other writers when we send our books to them for critique and feedback. Sadly, an Indian writer (thank God, she is not my crit partner) and a writing friend thought that my critique of her short story was to put her down and not for the betterment of the story. Her lack of trust hurt me. I had edited her story, rewritten it in places. It won a prize in the competition. She refused to acknowledge my assistance and infact denied it altogether.
How high is your trust in your ability as a writer? Has someone's lack of trust hurt you?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.