Taking Compliments

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?


About 2clouds

I am many things, most of them I am 100%, some of them 150%, none of them just half. I write, I read, I dream, I travel. I question. And I'm always looking for answers. No dream is impossible.
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