I hear you, Solitary Cook. I loathe sharing my work in writing groups. From high school through MFA, which is largely all workshop, it has been one of those things on the self improvement list that I am constantly attempting to work on. But having to navigate a number of potential egos and issues related to the self esteem of each member of your writing group gets exhausting, and not only mildly annoying.
That being said, I’m trying to quash the ambivalent skeptic side of myself since there has been a lot of work put into this. Going with the idea that maybe, just maybe I’ll be surprised.