SO MUCH THIS!!!
I cringe every time I hear a girl or woman retreat into the dungeon of self-effacement when someone compliments them on their work! Own what you make! Be proud! Be loud! Take credit for your awesomeness!
I grew up proud of my writing, probably because I had a mom who always told me what I wrote was the shit. The proudest mom, always and forever.
So I always say thank you, and I never question a compliment about my work. I do, however, question compliments about my outfits sometimes, mostly because I know whatever I’m wearing was probably on the floor of my closet twenty minutes before.
I have certain friends (and you know who you are) who have this lack of confidence in their writing. And to those talented ladies, I say this: PUT IT OUT THERE.