Thanks for all your comments on my snippit. I love your feedback. I actually inspired Christine H at the Writers Hole for a Cute Fest. Check out the details on her site.
Some consider it as one of their children.
You produce an idea, brought it to life, gave it breath, fed it,corrected it's mistakes to make it better, nurtured it, poured blood, sweat and tears into it-- even sacrificed some things for it. All to see it grow up and make it in the world but what happens in between.
What happens to it as it's growing? You try to keep it safe but you need feedback to help steer you in the right direction.
The main reason --I would not let anyone read what I wrote is because I thought they would laugh at me and tell me I had no chance in hell calling myself a writer. The other reason is-- I was afraid someone would steal my idea. I know crazy but it can happen. I thought there could be a better and faster writer out there and they would claim my baby as their own. My idea is nothing new and by far no Harry Potter but it is my idea. It is personal and dear to my heart.
Along this journey, I have found honest people who are also dear to me. My CPs for one. They are the best and I trust them completely. I trust my followers who comment on the snippits that I post for feedback but what about those people I don't know-who take a quick glance, trying to piece it all together and get a story. I may be paranoid, gullible, naive and yes, I know I opened myself up to this by blogging like crazy but I like the feedback I am getting. It is helping me become a better writer.
I am also try to be careful with my snippits-- trying not to give too much away. I do want you all to read it but I have to keep some mystery :) Should I erase these snippits when I am finished posting them?
I know I have become more trustworthy as I go along but am I too trustworthy now?
What are your thoughts on keeping your baby safe?
Have you taken any special precautions?
What if someone said they would critique your WIP but they need the whole manuscript would you send it to someone you don't know?even if you did a little research on their background?
Maybe I am paranoid, tell me if I am but this has been bothering me for a while. I want to hear your thoughts on this subject.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Tomorrow will be contests post, and awards--yeah awards. Thanks guys:). Check out my contest bar to see the new contests. I am also getting that much closer to 100--holy cow! Contest is brewing:0