8.2.1 Reflecting again
It pays dividends to not only pause when receiving comments on work but also to write about it.
Activity 8.2 Writing down your reflections
Think about these questions:
- How did you go about the rewrite and why?
- What editorial criticisms did you reject and why?
- Did you agree with all of the recommendations? Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to cut an apparently successful aspect of a story because it jars with the rest of the story. It might be good but doesn’t fit.
- What do you consider to be working well in the story?
- What in the story still needs work?
- How did the editorial comments compare to your own earlier reflection on the story – the one you wrote in Being your own critic?
Now write a reflection in your notebook of 200–300 words on your responses to the editorial comments and your subsequent decisions.
Next, you’ll reflect in a different way, in a quiz summarising your journey on this course.