Welcome back to the writing files! This time we continue one of my previous posts: being a pillbug. Except this time, I write about accepting criticism from the people whose say-so really matters.
Nobody likes accepting criticism. Lets face it, we’re proud of what we do, we don’t like people raining on our parade. But when it comes to the important stuff, listen up: there’s always going to be something you can learn. First lesson about criticism, don’t judge the people giving it to you. Unlike the mean editor stereotype, take Jonah Jameson from Spiderman, your editor is there to help you write a better book. Don’t give him a hard time for doing his job. Secondly, they’re not going to change the entire project; all they’re there for is to make helpful changes that your audience will appreciate. A note to remind yourself of: many authors thank their editors profoundly for all their help. Send a smile toward your editor or give them a cheerful hello as thanks for all the work they do.
Tomorrow, I post on a very magical book…”You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly”.