So last weekend I handed each member of my critique group a hot-off-the-copier packet containing my whole work-in-progress. Now, five copies of my baby are out in the cold Iowa winter just hoping to be loved.

It’s such an odd feeling, knowing that your hard work is out of your hands. But it’s exciting, because I’m very curious to know what others will think. And it has given my brain permission to work on developing other ideas and get some space from the current WIP. So it’s a big ball of scary and exciting and worrying and freeing.

How do you feel when you share your writing with someone else?