Looking at the Feedback Cycle

Curious on how to move forward after uncomfortable criticism? Join Molly and Daryll Lynne as they confess their challenges with feedback and how they engage with the editing process.

In this episode of Sentence to Paragraph, Molly and Daryll Lynne examine the often vulnerable world of revision. It can be hard to know how to take criticism (even when it’s constructive) especially when your creativity is on the line. Listen below, on Podomatic or iTunes to explore the various ways to transform your critiques from nail biting to empowering!

“It’s okay to feel your feelings, even your bad feelings!”

Molly Martin

Interview Highlights:

  • Molly shares the cycle of acceptance she undergoes when she sends her work off to her editor, including working within the parameters set by her editor once the edited copy returns
  • Using sand as a metaphor, Molly describes how the first draft feels like gathering up the sand in order to get to the revision stage where it begins to take form
  • Both agree that finding a supportive community of other writers is crucial to maintaining a positive outlook on one’s work
  • Daryll Lynne cautions against thinking too much about negative feedback and encourages taking a break from the project to find joy in other activities in order to gain perspective
  • Remember: You don’t need (and likely are unable) to finish an entire piece of writing in a day, you will always spend time reworking and revisingreconnect with the part of you that enjoys what you do!