One thing Katie helped me realize is...

It’s okay to not take every suggestion anyone makes on my story. Some feedback just makes me want to give up. Mostly, I change my story right then and there — thinking, “I suck. They know.”

Now I keep a feedback journal and go back to it later on. I think about the feedback I get, ask for clarification if there’s something I don’t understand, then let it go.

I use the google docs feedback feature. I let comments sit a while and mull them all over later.

Since all the comments are in my google doc, I can look them over and make my decisions when I’m not overwhelmed.

I can get important help with my story without feeling like I’m crap.