Having majored in writing in my undergraduate studies, I spent lots of time getting critiques from my fellow students, some of whom are now published and many of whom were excellent writers. The group dynamics of some of my classes could get quite harsh. From the perspective of learning, the harshness was a positive. From the perspective of wanting anyone to ever look at my fiction again, the harshness was completely negative. It has hampered my love of writing for many years.
I'd like to get back into writing fiction again, but my confidence is completely shattered. Whenever I get an idea for a story I find myself second guessing it. How can I recover my confidence?