This week, as I was looking for bit of craft from Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, I accidentally came across some good quotes for giving confidence when going out on a limb as a poet. Considering my latest projects, this was somewhat serendipitously comforting.
...rejoice in your growth, in which you naturally can take no one with you, and be kind to those who remain behind, and be sure and calm before them and do not torment them with your doubts and do not frighten them with your confidence or joy, which they could not understand.
...[you are] in a rough reality of being solitary and courageous.
Can I stop tormenting my husband with my doubts? This remains to be seen.