Guest post: How Do You Handle the Big “C”? (Or What Do You Do With Criticism) by Nancy Ellen Dodd.
When I get to that point I guess I will handle it. No doubt, so far just thinking about it if it should come to me face to face, it’ll be O.K. Can’t say, everyone has the right to think what they want to and even say what they want to. Just don’t want to be roasted. Heartsong sounds to much like the inside of me. It must be fantastic. Keep up the good word and work. Hope I’ll be able to read it someday.
Good luck to you, too Donald.
Despite what anyone says, I’m sure on the inside everyone feels a little hurt if their writing isn’t ‘loved’ – on the other hand, I know some of my better scenes/ideas/directions come out of constructive critiques. Guess the key word is ‘constructive’! And trusting those who are reading. If three out of four readers make the same suggestion, definitely I listen, but in the end, what we write belongs to us and we do what we feel is right for the story. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, though!
Agreed, Carolyn. Thank you.