Happy Hump Day, peeps.
Today, I'm talking about writing, and sadly, when to move on without your critique partner. As I had mentioned during IWSG, my CP fell on some hard matters in her personal life, so she couldn't get to my manuscript. I wanted to be patient about it, but at the same time, I want to finish revising this story. I don't want to let time or an opportunity that might arise this year pass. And a fellow writer wants to beta this piece. I thought things were looking up for the MS last year, and if it weren't for this CP, I would've been highly disappointed. She brought up so many issues I didn't see, and for that I'm so grateful. I hope to use her notes to continue revising and get The Crystal Bearer* into that eager beta reader's hands!
I say this to say, know what's best for you. You definitely don't want to hurt feelings, but don't hold back when your heart is telling you to go forward. It's your book, and it's okay to think of yourself when it comes to it.
*This post occurred before I changed the WIP title.*