Begin to make it better.
I know, I know. Writing is a "lonely" life.
I hear it whenever I meet another writer.
These days, I'm writing stage plays. Writing stage plays requires me to engage others along the way. A person cannot write a play in a vacuum. The playwright needs an artistic director to assist in determining the scope of the project and a group of readers who interpret the work.
Like all writing, however, the work is done by one person. Alone.
No one praises me while I write.
No one stands over my shoulder and says, "Oh, Kristine - you are so clever! I would never have thought of that! Where did you get that fabulous concept?" No one.
Professor Brainiac,my former husband, provided a little of that. But look what happened to him.
Nope. Writers write alone. We can't use an audience. We don't need one.
Until the time is right and the project needs feedback, we're the nerd kids with ink stains on our middle fingers, perpetual worry smeared across the face and the need to tap, tap, tap our fingers on the table as you try to explain anything to us that does not pertain to the project we're writing.
Get yourself into a routine where, on a regular basis, someone has the opportunity to say something positive to you. Not necessarily about your writing alone - something nice about you .
Make certain it happens by doing something for others every day. Greet a neighbor and ask about her garden. Compliment the check-out at the grocery store and thank him for his meticulous attention to his work. Share your spaghetti dinner with a neighbor - offer to rake someone's autumn leaves.
You're a writer - - you see what needs to be done; you sense the emotions and needs around you. Step up. Meet and exceed an expectation every day.
People will shine up to you. Some one will "howdy do" you when you least expect it.
Daily. Get yourself out there every day.
And stop whining. It's a lonely life, this life of writing. And it's the life you chose. The life you love.