I was talking to a friend of mine about the books we were both involved in writing. And I talked about how I was re writing it because of some negative critiques I got about the book. She basically said something in the range of, "Why don't you just write what you want, and not care what the hell people are saying?" Well, personally I'm a firm believer in "Art through adversity." When I got serious about writing, I also got serious about feedback and taking it into consideration other people's thoughts on my story. I didn't see a problem with that, considering I still had a lot of control over my story and feedback helped me take a more objective view of the story. And I really don't mind making changes to it. I feel there's a thousand ways to tell a story and the real trick is getting your message across in a way that is clear and people are engaged in. And many of those changes were wonderful ideas that I would have never come up with on my own. So I don't really feel compromised by taking in consideration advise others give me. So what are your feelings regarding writing and feedback?