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!
About Sharron Grodzinsky
Author, blogger and professional seeker of new adventures. After spending many years in the healthcare field, I now devote my energies to writing. I've finished my first book, "Waiting on the Outside" (The story of my sons' journey to incarceration) and my second book, "Surviving La Bestia". (Two immigrant children make a perilous journey over two thousand miles trying to get to America.) Both are available on Amazon.
Writing is not an easy task, but if you feel the absolute necessity to write, then you are a writer! I am writing my third book, "The Hanging Girl". I am also partnering with Jon Ponder, CEO of Hope for Prisoners, to bring his story, "CONverted", A story of transformation and hope to light. I hope to have both completed by the end of the year. A little ambitious I think, but if you don't aim for the sky you won't land there.