The latter is what I figured out lately, and I have to admit I guess I’m not all the way “grown up” yet!
It turns out, the things I do for others do not need a large audience. For instance, if nobody hits “like” on one of my posts, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t good. I will be happy if just one person can get something out of it. If it makes even just one persone’s day, my hope is realized.
And when my book is being marketed and approved of by an editor, hopefully, that’s all I care about. (Of course, I hope that if an editor likes it, the book will be liked by more than just one person – grin)
It’s the small things in life that are important, too, and I can be content without having fireworks or crowds of people hovering around my writing (or whatever I am trying to do) with approval.
I’ll do it for God, and He can determine the outcome. If I have a gift of being a writer, then it’s because of Him that I have the gift, so as long as I write for Him, it’s going to a good audience.
Meanwhile, folks, I am glad that you are all so supportive. That, too, keeps me going.