One statement I hear from other artists is “I hope I’m not being egotistical, but...” Then, the artist tells me of what they created.
I get it. No one wants to be remembered as a narcissist. But perhaps there’s a better way to frame it.
To accomplish a kinder share of our creative output, include the following proviso:
Hey, I created this [work of art, music, etc] and thought to share it with you. I don’t want you to write me back and tell me how much you like it, especially if you don’t. I require no praise, and besides, I’m so slammed that I won’t remember sending this to you in the first place! I’m only sharing it to make your day a little brighter. That’s all. Take good care!