The best people to read your work and give you feedback are people that don't know you>>99497729
The hugbox culture kills creativity and ultimately lowers the standards of the general audience >>99460453
I've been there anon, only I've always more specialized in writing than drawing
I've been writing since I could hold a pencil, and before I even knew words to write
To say that it's a part of who I am would be an understatement, since I was always creating.
But there was a bleak period in my life, for about two to three years, when I just couldn't write at all.
Everything I produced felt like garbage suddenly, and I just never "felt" like writing.
There were times when I'd try to start a story, write half a page, and then chuck it
It was like I was stuck in this pit of black quicksand mixed with soul-sucking tar and the more I struggled to try to escape it the deeper it pulled me
What worked for me may not work for you, but I overcame this eventually by having a full blown mental breakdown that lasted a month or so and then I was back to practicing fanfiction, getting positive comments, and feeling better about myself again.
It wasn't just my writers block and feeling like my own work was shit that was affecting me so negatively.
There were other factors going on in my life at the time that were holding me back and keeping me in that quicksand.
Sometimes it's best to just let your emotions bleed out, then just pick up your pen and start again and keep going no matter what.
Not every idea or story will be your best, but that's okay, because every little bit of practice is grinding some exp.
Hope you get through things okay anon!