I’d love to say that I need no outside validation for my writing…but then I’d be lying. However, validation seems like a drug. Every time you need a little bit more than last time to get that lift.
Fairly soon I’m going to have to resort to a cheap compliment fishing expedition to get the validation I crave, even though that kind of validation is never as good as a pure freely-given compliment.
HOw much do you rely on others to tell you your writing is any good?