Critical Acclaim and Constructive Critiques – The Benefits of Both

Critical Acclaim and Constructive Critiques – The Benefits of Both

It’s Day 282 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and tonight I was the recipient of critical acclaim and constructive critiques; thankfully, I can see the benefits of both. Throughout my busy day of taking care of not so fun professional tasks and awesome life coaching, I looked forward to tonight’s writing group. Last month I stepped up to try and fill the large shoes of the former secretary who’d served in the role faithfully for many years. After getting my first newsletter out earlier this week, I then tweaked the outline for Hold on Her Heart, the sequel to my debut novel right before the meeting. Upon arrival, one talented member, who I know is a discerning reader, let me know how impactful Seasons of Her Soul is for her. Next the visitor she brought surprised me by saying she’s on chapter five. For someone who’s dreamed of being published since I was six, it doesn’t get much better than that! But it did – when a gentleman who served as a beta reader and was a bit critical of the test manuscript shared with the group that he enjoyed the book! This critical acclaim held me in good stead when my outline received less than stellar feedback. Much as I value the optimism about the book I’ve already published – it bolsters me to keep writing – I embrace the opportunity to improve the next one – and my writing – based on constructive critiques. There are benefits to both.

Kristen, Dayton Christian Scribes member & writer of Historical Romance; Danisa, her guest, &  me, Pink Collar Coach in Calvin Klein sweater, faux suede skirt, boots, & floral handbag. -TJMaxx.                   Both women are in the process of reading Seasons of Her Soul. ; )

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose author who is continually honing my craft, I will take the constructive criticism and revise the outline to address the issues. Then I’ll take it back to the group next month – 2x! We’re having our regular meeting and an extra one where other local writing groups (including one I used to belong to) are invited to join us. I’m proud to be able to say I’m maturing as a writer – and a person – because rather than finding the prospect of sharing my work in front of additional people daunting, I’m stoked about hearing even more perspectives. Be their feedback of the critical acclaim or the critique kind – I’m ready for it because both are beneficial.

How Pink Collar Savvy & Chic are you about accepting critical acclaim? How about constructive critique? How beneficial do you find them? How can you use both to spur you on to produce your best on the home front or the workplace?

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

I’d love it if you would check out my book, Seasons of Her Soul, and provide me with any feedback. A paperback or Kindle copy can be purchased on Amazon at or Thank you!

One thought on “Critical Acclaim and Constructive Critiques – The Benefits of Both

  1. Thanks for liking the post. Since I posted, I’ve received more acclaim and criticism. I’m curious – as a writer, have you ever experienced this? There comes a time when it can move from constructive to uber critical. How did you handle that? I appreciate any feedback.


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