I was at this town that I don't want to ever visit again; their main street had two sushi places, two Thai food shops and one shop that would do burgers with food items I could recognise (not an adventurous food eater) at the other end to where I was forced to spend most of my time. It was a very long day and it wasn't helpful when my phone decided to die on me (I even charged it up the night before!).
To the point: I was supporting my cousin at a singing eisteddfod.
So many of the people performing were amazingly good, and on a couple of decisions I don't agree with the judges for their choices.
However... there were a lot who were not good.
Now my question is this: if you have a dream and work really, really, really hard on it and friends and family compliment you all the time and you know in your heart that you are good, does that mean that you are good at what you do? Is it possible that you are not that talented and people have been lying?
I ask because some performers were ear-achingly terrible... and maybe I'm re-considering my writing. What makes me so sure I am good at what I do? It isn't like I am some amazing best seller (to be honest I haven't sold anything in ages) or have write ups in magazines and newspapers. What makes me continue writing, and not just that but editing and sharing it with the world? What makes me think people will one day read my stories and just go "oh"?
I don't I am at all that confident anymore.