I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that
- Feb 10, 2018
- Discovery One
I stumbled the other day across a forum post elsewhere in which a webcomic creator was talking character with someone who disliked what he'd done and after twigging why, he was like "you think they deserved sympathy for being like X, and I was using them to criticise X, so I'm glad you disliked it as it meant I succeeded". I think that sort of confidence and thick skin is very rare - and very helpful.I’ve found #4 to be true for me. Not that I’m a delicate flower as she put it, more like I’m too easily influenced by feedback if it comes in too early. I got stuck in a feedback loop when I tried workshopping a book as I was writing it, and ultimately it was stopping me from moving forward because I kept trying to pivot around every new opinion.