I don’t often talk about crits here at Tales from The, mostly because I don’t often ask for them. I did last week, though, on a piece I wrote years ago. My critter was very gentle, but ouch. Everything she had to say confirmed what I already knew to be problematic. You might ask why I bothered to get a crit at all when I knew the ms had problems. I wondered, too, about whether I was wasting folks’ time, but I think I needed it. The end result is I’m scrapping the prose, keeping the worldbuilding and plot, and trying a new recipe with higher quality ingredients – all things I’ve instinctively known needed to happen but there’s something powerful about having someone else show you why something needs to happen.
Also? Holy dash of humility, Batman. 😉
I challenge you to ask for a crit of something old, soon. Just for the heck of it, or as a learning experience, or just because I challenged/dared you. Good luck!