There are many different ways of approaching your writing project. I find it best to approach writing like this:
It Is Yours, Then It Is Theirs.
In the beginning, when the story is fresh, it is all about you, the writer. Write about whatever you want. No one has to see it. You can write about ninja pancakes if you want. Doesn’t matter. You are writing for you.
Write the story you want to read.
After you’ve done that, it is time to pass your creation on to the reader.
Once you have written the story you wanted to read (you know, the one about the ninja pancake), then you release it to the world.
You just put it out there. It doesn’t matter if people love it or hate it, because it isn’t yours anymore.
Let that little bird fly away, and then go. Make a new bird.