I've recently received some valuable feedback regarding the plot of Shadow Embraced, so I've been in major revision mode. But, along the way I've had to make decisions as to what to change and what I really want to keep.
During my edits, I've had to be very selective about which advice I follow. So, what I learnt during this process is:
Writing, and reading, is very subjective. One person may hate something, some element of the story, while another may love it. I have learnt this by being a part of a critique group. Not everyone is going to love the story.
So, how do you make the tough decisions when it comes to writing? Do you have anyone reading the story before it's complete?