Lit Hub sent their monthly Author Questionnaire to five authors, and Shobha Rao, who wrote Girls Burn Brighter, offered up an answer to keep in mind.
Lit Hub: How do you contend with the hubris of thinking anyone has or should have any interest in what you have to say about anything?
Shobha Rao: When you've been writing for 15 years without an iota of encouragement, all the hubris I could've ever had was obliterated. So why read anything I've written? There is no answer. Or, there is only the ancient one: we are in a cave, there is a fire, shadows flicker on the walls, a voice rises up and begins to tell a story. You don't have to listen, but why not listen? Why not have a story, spoken into the void, lead you through the dark night?