Ever wrote something that you thought wasn't very good, but you ended up showing it to other people and they gushed over it?
I'm sure we've all done that at one point or another.
After all...you are your own worst critic. That is something I've heard over the years, and have to remind myself. No matter what anyone else might say, you've probably said worse about your own writing.
Same with books you read. Something you might not have liked much, other people absolutely love.
That's one of the great things about writing. There's generally something out there for everyone, so until you put yourself to the task of scribbling your story upon pages (or, rather, typing it up) you have no idea how many or who will go crazy over your story and who will say "That's great, but you know, not really for me."
You can't know until you put yourself out there. That's something we all have to remind ourselves about at least once in awhile.
The simple fact is, treasures are often hidden from our eyes until we take the time to unearth them. If you don't put yourself out there (in a professional way) then how can your work be unearthed and shined up as a piece of wonderful reading treasure?
Have A Terrific Tuesday!