Last week, I attended my Charm City Writers critique group and learned a few things about writers, writing and how solitary this life can be for a writer writing a manuscript.
We had a guest with us who wanted to be part of the group, but had never shared her work with anyone.
I mean anyone. Not even her husband; her mother hadn’t had a peek.
My perspective as a writer is the opposite, but I may be weird in the way that I want feedback; I want to know that someone else sees what I see and feels what I feel when they do.
But enough about me being an exhibitionist or feeling like one after all of the other writers chimed in with similar stories, what I really learned was that many people feel as if they don’t want other people to judge their work and in doing so judge them.
I also re-learned what I already know.
You have to write to be a writer.
Even if you keep it to yourself.
#WriteTheRightWay – Daily!