I've taken a few creative writing classes. Typically you are required to write a short story. You are then asked to bring in the first draft of this story. Either you break up in groups or sit around in a circle discussing the work. The comments you get all lack understanding. It seems to me that the first draft is still a creative work in process. People are commenting on your story but you are nowhere near being down. Again, you haven't let the creative process play itself out so you don't know yet where this story is going. Inviting people to question your story this early on can kill the creative work that you still have to do. Does anyone agree with me? Isn't the first draft still a draft where you are figuring things out creatively? Letting someone in, who probably doesn't understand your creative process, just hurts your ability to return and save the story. The second draft is where you worry about mechanics of story and grammar. The first draft is a process of creative workings that are unfinished.