fear of being read
Does anyone else have this conflict going on which is that one half of you loves to be read and likes feedback, would like to be published, but the other half is @!#$-scared of people you know personally reading your work, and getting a sudden glimpse inside your head?
It seems so trivial!
I found myself praising abc to a friend yesterday and he asked for the URL. I gave it him vaguely knowing he won't remember it off his head. Then I started worrying about him reading my stuff and recognising himself. The thought made me cringe somehow. When I looked through my stories there is no mention of him!
Do you think published writers have this sort of problem to get over, or do you think it never bothered them?