One of the very most difficult aspects of the writing process for any author is how to respond to feedback about their writing.
Listening to feedback in order to improve one’s work is an incredibly important skill, and some authors are adept at skillfully improving their drafts based on the advice they receive (I’ve seen it happen). But what happens when you don’t necessarily agree with the advice?
What is the balance between listening and ignoring? Do you follow the people you trust or go with your gut? Should you bow to someone with more experience or trust your own instincts? When do you go with the advice and when do you hold firm?
Successful revisions hang in the balance!