Have you ever had this happen? I’m reading the next chapter I ‘m working on to my critique group and when I finish…….dead silence. Whoa, what happened? Was it so terrible or so good no one had anything to say? Or was it I didn’t speak loud enough, or was it just that one sentence where I had someone threatening to put the guys balls in his mouth? Maybe it was a little too graphic?
Well, I couldn’t not know, so I wrote to one of the group and guess what. No comments because they thought it was good. So there you go… writer’s paranoia. Listen to your heart and don’t let yourself get all worried anytime someone doesn’t just fall all over themselves to tell you how great that last piece of writing was.
But, if you do get constructive criticism, don’t get your hackles up… maybe they have a point and you should look at your work with fresh eyes. Just saying!