So, it happened. You gave your manuscript to someone to read, expecting accolades, messages of praise, or at the very least, confirmation the story and characters are good—and the feedback wasn’t what you were expecting.
In fact, it signaled that your MS is bad. Really. Bad.
While this kind of feedback is enough to crush you as a writer, especially when you’re at the start of your journey, they say every cloud has a silver lining, and in cases like these, that lining is actually a good thing.
What To Do With Bad Feedback
Now, what you could do with bad feedback is to write it off. They were wrong! They don’t know what they’re talking about! They must have read something else because the MS is perfect!
You could throw yourself a pity party. Cater it with copious amounts of chocolate and you’ve got yourself…
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