So. Another fantastic crit round under our belts. One of my faithful readers (Disorderly) claims that she learns more from reading the comments on submissions other than her own. Why, you ask? Because, she says, "Sometimes it's easier to see your own foibles in other people's work."
She calls them "URK" moments (as in, she says "Urk!").
What about the rest of you? Do you have "URK" moments when you read feedback? Do "URK" moments lead to determination, inspiration, improved writing?
As for me, I've learned that I need to put parameters on our F2S sessions. Parameters like "one entry each." And "50 maximum entries." Because....well, 80 was a lot.
It was my fault for being a softie. "Sure! Send in as many as you'd like!" I keep forgetting that my readership keeps growing.
Live and learn. I'm just grateful for the enthusiastic response!
Next week? Our very first FIRST CHAPTER critique! If you haven't joined our RallyStorm group, you have until the end of this weekend to do so if you want your chapter entered in the "drawing." Send an email to authoressmail(at)gmail.com if you're interested.
And have a joyfully Decemberish weekend!