Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Putting It On The Line? Or Not?

I woke up this morning and decided that before I take another Pain-killer I would see what's up in our little world.
Read the blogs.......read my e-mails........tried reading HP6.

Since so many of you guys are writing a book and give such great reviews, I was seriously contemplating-(that's a big word)-putting an excerpt-(another big word)- from my book on here and getting a bit of input from y'all-(that's a Southern word).
;-)

I'm just not sure I am ready to put it on the line like that.

Any thoughts? Could YOU do it? Do you show your writing to anyone while it's still a work in progress? Or do you keep it ALL under wraps until it's finished?

Just wondering.

6 comments:

Chief Slacker said...

I think input is a good thing. Sometimes you need a muse or two (hundred) ;O)

Hope all is going well!

MC Etcher said...

By all means, share your writing!!

I always ask for input, then get irked when I get some.

"I meant for all the characters to be shallow and completely undeveloped, dammit!"

:o)

serendipity said...

I've been asked a couple of times by people if I will show them what i'm writing but i'm a bit protective of it to be honest.

Feedback is a good thing, but I don't want anything to knock my confidence. I'd sooner wait until it's finished then any constructuve feedback takes the whole thing into account, and not just a very small portion which doesn't give a real feel for the story or the writing.

Just my opinion of course.

Vicarious Living said...

I'm torn between wanting to show my work and wanting to throw a padlock on it. Usually the lock wins.
While input can be invaluable, sometimes it pays to wait, just in case any criticism jeopardizes your creativity.
But I'll gladly read anything you post!!!

Litany said...

You HAVE to share, now that you brought it up.

We'll be nice, come on... Share...

Sunny said...

LOL_ I don't WANT you be NICE- just HONEST about what you think about it.

I'lll try and post it in awhile.