Disclaimer: this may surprise you, but I don’t take compliments well. If I can get away with it, I will ignore a given compliment. If that is not an option, I will blush furiously (as I do anyway) and mumble a thanks.
In the space of two days I have received three compliments on my writing, two for my blog, one for a fanfiction short story I wrote that has just been published online.
Trust me, I am not bragging. I don’t think I could if I tried and I wouldn’t want to anyway. What’s the point?
Anyway. I’ve not reacted to any of them yet. Well, yes, thank you, much appreciated.
But you know what I would appreciate more? Constructive criticism.
I started to write an original short story yesterday. And I am quite inclined to publish it here and hope to get a comment or two providing some feedback.
I will take compliments as gracefully as I can and certainly gratefully. But helpful they are not. Only constructive feedback is, which includes criticism.
I want to get better at this, after all.
So, how about it?