Found this gem that really resonated with the need to have community. A couple of the highlights:
You know what you’re trying to say, show or convey. But sometimes you’re so close to the thing you’ve been trying to make, you’re unable to describe it, to explain it. You’re heavily invested in it emotionally, unable to objectively articulate your underlying purpose.
The community you need is made up of people who have “skin in the game”. People doing the same kind of work you do. Not folks who are live-action role-playing creative endeavours. Or just hanging around looking to criticise the efforts of others.