With the Scottish Poetry Library artist's book fair coming up soon (next Saturday) I have been considering how I feel about showing my work, something I've not done for a long time.
It's scary to show something you've created, what if people don't like it? What if you don't sell anything and everyone else does?
And if someone does like your work, it can give you confidence to continue, but if I secretly think it's not good enough it doesn't really matter what they think.
I guess its self-confidence that's most important, something that no-one else can really give you.