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?