I write a lot, but can never seem to go public with my stories. I have extreme anxiety at the thought. I hope you are blessed, and I encourage you to keep writing even when it's difficult and others might criticize your voice. Try to take everything as an opportunity to grow. I, on the other hand will continue to fight against my intensely private nature, and maybe one day put myself out there too. Fight on.
Edit and update for both JDSIn and Viator. (Especially Viator) I got inspired to get my writing out there after reading Stephen King's autobiography 'On Writing'. I don't remember his exact phrase, but to paraphrase 'Just write it down. Don't worry about grammar, just get it on paper. Because until you do so it does not exist'. I know I butchered that all to hell, but seriously. Put it out there!
No thank you for writing. I am slowly making my way through chapters when I have the time. I have tremendous respect for other authors who put themselves out there. Particularly those of whom don't have English as their first language.