Wear Your Thick Skin

As part of my 52/52 challenge for 2016, I wanted to enter a writing competition before the end of the year, and so I have been working on a story pretty vigorously. Also, since  I decided to try my hand at writing more seriously, some time ago, I joined an online author critique community.

I read through other’s works and add comments, and in exchange, I can post things I am working on. I got feedback on the second part today and I should have taken a little moment before I read over it. I need to remind myself to put on my thick skin, as some of this feedback can be a little tart.

So I looked away, took a deep breath, and then read the reviews again.

Are you part of a writing group? What has your experience been?

NaBloPoMo November 2016

2 thoughts on “Wear Your Thick Skin

  1. I find it quite difficult to receive criticism too, sometimes it’s important to know which bits to take away from their comments even if it’s difficult to accept. Thanks for sharing!

    • I have to just remind myself that they don’t know me personally and their feedback will make the story better. I’m glad I’m not the only one, though. Thanks for commenting!

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