Hey multipotentialite pals!
Today, I want to talk about the act of putting your art out there for feedback and how both positive and negative evaluations can seriously affect your mood.
Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything…
Okay, I AM speaking from experience. Very recent experience, in fact, lol.
As some of you know, I’ve been writing a television pilot script. Well, a few months ago, I started pitching my script and getting feedback. I also entered some screenwriting competitions.
The evaluations started rolling in and I started noticing something very strange. They were either wildly positive or very, very negative. People either LOVED my script or thought it was total crap. The marks were always either very high or very low. wtf?! I was totally baffled.
In today’s VLOG, I discuss my experience putting my very personal project out into the world and I share some tips to help you deal with negative criticism as you go through this process with your own art. Here we go:
How do you deal with negative critiques of your very personal work? Specifically, how do you handle the accompanying emotions when an “expert” hates what you made?