Today, I did two things that I haven’t done in a long time.
First, I finally finished a piece. I will admit that it was only a flash fiction piece that was under 1,500 words. I will also admit that I started it on Sunday and spent the rest of the week editing it. I will also admit that since we were only together for a short period of time, I wasn’t really attached to it. But I still consider it a milestone.
Secondly, I upload my story to a critique site for feedback. Something that I have never done in my entire life. I am feeling a bit like the little girl in the photo looks.
Feedback is great and I know it is necessary for me to grow as an author.
But what if they hate it?
And while I am not as connected with Flash as I am with some of my WIPs. It is still one of my darlings and I think it’s great.
What if they don’t see Flash’s greatness?
Will I be able to handle the criticism?
What have I done?