Last week, I published the first anewsinPublication. I got very little in the way of feedback, either constructive or otherwise. I am not offended, just insecure. I am, after all, an artist of sorts.
There is something rather troubling when you get no feedback versus bad feedback. If someone hated your work, then they at least read it and felt strongly enough to say “that was crap!” before moving on with their life. When there is no feedback, you worry that what you produced did not touch anyone in anyway.
I remember playing shows and intentionally ruining a song or two just to find out if someone would call me out on it. Ironically, those shows were always met with reviews praising us. I say ‘us’ because I did that with pretty much every musical outfit I was with at the time.
What is the point that I am trying to drive home? Read the story, and respond how you see fit. Share with friends and tell them to read it ONLY if you see that as a fit action. Tell me you hated it if you hate it, but please tell me why. I am doing this to better my writing, and I will not learn anything if I am just left to my own devices. ESPECIALLY not now, being as I am editing my own work. If something is crap, if it does not blend, if the timeline of events is off, please tell me. There is a good chance that it was NOT on purpose.
Now for an explanation of this post: I did not know what to upload with this week. I have a couple of topics I would like to explore, but it became Friday before I even wrote the first word of this piece. Please forgive me.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I fixed the PayPal link on the last article. So sorry about that.
EQUALLY IMPORTANT: There is a hint of what’s to come up on the anewsin Publication page for September.
2 thoughts on “One Week Later.”
I read the story last week- I’m not much good at critiquing writing but I”ll share that I reaalllly liked it (minus the swear word). It was captivating and made me want to read more. Just so you know I read your blog regularly since you started it but I am not much of a comment-writer person. Anyhow since I’m writing now I might as well share that I was praying for you when you were in a coma and was joyful to hear you made it through and proud of how you’ve been working hard since then….and CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding! I hope enjoy the rest of your day!
From Beth – highschool band mate-
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Hi Beth, it’s been far too long! Thank you for the kind words! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog, and thank you for the feedback!