Personally, I feel very strongly about this post. It’s so true! One of the biggest, hardest, worst, toughest, suckiest, lamest aspects of being a writer is being criticized. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil if you’re serious about getting published/having people read your work. For me, it’s taken years to thicken up my skin and be able accept feedback on the stories I write. Not only accept it, but accept it like a “professional”.
Let’s face it, pro or amateur, criticism of our work always stirs up a measure of disappointment. That’s why we must train ourselves to respond as the pros we claim to be or aspire to be. In the age of specialization, people have high standards for the work of others. We must have those same high standards for ourselves.
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