Taking a Moment to Ask Myself “Why?”

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  1. Mur says:

    Thanks for your thoughts. I still feel like I wasn’t making my point well enough. I guess it puts me in a situation of feeling backed into a corner and not knowing what to say. I feel uncomfortable. “Uh, sorry you didn’t like it.” And the comments are usually specific instead of broad – “all your female characters are wusses” is rude, but gives me something to think about. “I can’t believe you killed X in Y novel” is specific and doesn’t really make an impact on a future work.

    Essentially it’s an emotional issue – i just don’t know how to respond to feedback like that. I admire the author you mentioned – I need that kind of aplomb. :)