When Your Story is Ravaged by Critique

Last night I took my short story Transition to the DFW Writers Workshop for critique. I had hoped it to be mostly finished, as I planned on self-publishing it next week.

Not so lucky.

It got ravaged in the process. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I learned quite a bit and feel like I can tune it up to create even more tension.

One lesson I gathered is this: exit early. Close to my ending there was a really high-tension moment, but I killed it with the downward emotion that came afterward. They said I should end it on the high note so it has more impact. Makes perfect sense.

So I’ll fix it up and put it on Amazon. Maybe not next week, but soon.


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