Amy Sundberg is on a voyage of discovery - and we get free tickets to the ride! One of the things she noted the other day was that blogs without opinions seem to be a bit wishy washy.
To fix that, she's put together her first of a series of Backbone posts, and happen to have chosen something close to our hearts - the critique. She says 'you are not a weenie if a critique makes you cry,' and then lists a few of the myths writers tell each other, and busts each of them.
Crits are valuable things. Someone has taken the time, care, and effort to look over your work, consider where it's going and how it hangs together, and then told you. Every crit should be gratefully received.
But in the end, the text is your own. You can choose to ignore a crit, or you can choose to take a crit on board. Whatever you do, you're the one with the vision. You're the one who OWNS that text.
Take that vision and run.
You are Not a Weenie if a Critique Makes You Cry � The Practical Free Spirit