How do you deal with criticism?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Everyone's a critic
Is there anything more difficult to take than criticism? I have never thought of myself as a genius - far, far from it. I am not even sure that I am an especially original thinker. But I guess I would say that I know stuff about what I know stuff about. I have just received back two reviewers' reports on an article I submitted to a journal. Ouch! One report was bearable - lots of 'constructive' criticism which I try hard to take on the chin - but the other? Ow, ow, ow. Me - a writer? No, not me. Never claimed to be...did I? I think I'll just go and hide in the cupboard for a little while...