So, the other short story I have waiting in the wings–The Miller’s Daughter, the one I threw out to the world (WotF) as soon as I finished my own edits–is getting its critiques via Critters.org this week. Man, I’d forgotten how confusing critiques from a large group can be. So contradictory! What one person hates, another person loves. What one person says doesn’t work at all, another person praises. I think it’s the contradictory responses and suggestions that is the most discouraging part. Normally I have a few trusted readers critique and I don’t have to worry about this sort of thing, but for those who have a larger pool of readers/critiquers–how do you do it? How do you sort through the responses and decide what to do to make your work better?
So we go from a high–to a low. Life is funny like that. *amused*