Sorry, I'm a little late to the party today.
I have so much to say about writing and insecurities - and not enough minutes to write it.
So I will just say this: I think if we feel insecure, we should just keep writing and be open to criticism and keep writing (yes, I said that twice). Every day - or most days - as many days a week as is reasonable in our lives.
I am more myself - the self I want to be - when I write every morning. Unfortunately, today I haven't worked on my novel and am feeling ungrounded and scattered - but that may be because we're moving, and I'm sitting in the middle of a room filled with boxes, which would be unnerving even if I had written for hours. On the up side, I'm getting a room of my own to write in - with a wall of bookshelves and a window with a wonderful (but not distracting) view.
Tomorrow, I must decide the color for the walls - it's a horrible cardboard brown color, and my bookshelves and desk are white. The entry outside of it is sunflower yellow, which limits the colors I can choose unless I want to paint the entry too (I do not).
I am hoping to have that room ready to use by next Monday. In the meantime, I am going to have to live with being scattered and ungrounded and not at all myself.