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Then, of course, I got over myself and looked at the work from her perspective and realized she was exactly correct, about most of it anyway - okay, maybe all of it, but I stand by my resolve to live in my own world when it suits me. The critique made me realize that I needed to share my work to receive important feedback. What had I been thinking? It had to be clear, it had to be well written! I hadn't even punctuated dialogue properly, a bad habit that continues to stick with me. The most painful part was that nearly four years in and with a dozen documents containing, oh about 1,500 pages each, I had a bit of an editing Heck in front of me!