I have my new story just about done but I’ve been letting some nice people read it to give me constructive criticism. This brings me to the point I’m trying to make about perception and subjectivity. Two people gave me ideas on how to fix a few things and their feedback was so very much appreciated. The last person that read it loved it just how it was sent to them and said it was their favorite story of mine so far. Funny how one person can love something and others don’t.
It’s like if I go see a movie and love it but my friend thinks it’s trash, that bugs me. I’m not sure why but it does. For instance, I loved Sucker Punch and Hunger Games. Yet my friend Melissa didn’t really care for Hunger Games and hated Sucker Punch. That still bugs me to this day.
My point is, sometimes you simply have to just take the good and the bad and grow with it. If not for the first two friends, I wouldn’t have realized my mistakes in this story. If not for the third, I wouldn’t have seen how much someone actually loved it.
I’m saving this one to submit to a couple of places before I publish it because some places won’t take anything that’s been published elsewhere. Wish me luck.
I had a wonderful friend, who is also a writer, look at my rough draft and she had some great constructive criticism. It also gave me a few ideas as well as it allowed me to see where the holes were in my story. I’m so glad she looked at it because it sure needs work. However, I think the premise is great, I just need to work on the execution. It may be a little while till I get back to it but now I have clear direction on which way to move forward and that kind of advice is priceless.
I have a rough draft of my new story but I think I’ll let a couple of people read it before I do anything with it. What I’d love to do is submit it to some kind of anthology. That’s my dream – to be in something like Hot Blood or some kind of horror anthology. I can’t say what kind of anthology or I’d give away the ending. Anyway, if one of you wants to read the rough draft just let me know and keep in mind, it’s not done. However, at least you’ll have the general idea and can give me some constructive criticism. Right now, the name is The Bunker.