I got some pretty critical feedback regarding a manuscript last week, and I won’t deny it, the comments left me feeling pretty DEVASTATED at first. What do you mean that character wasn’t developed? What do you meant there are lots of loose ends. What do you mean it’s not totally perfect!!
However, like a torrential blast of wind and rain that makes me want to curl up in my room and never come out again, I have finally gotten past my initial, emotional response and miracle of miracles: a beautiful sunny day, full of possibility now lies in front of me.
Yes, it was painful, but that dose of really thoughtful feedback has made me see my manuscript in fresh, new, and exciting ways. I can’t wait to get at it.