I have no necessary need to show off my WIPs, but wanted to try to read some excerpts to my mother because she offered to help. I get the idea she has no clue what I am on about and understood none of it. I don't know, maybe it was difficult because I'm her son and occupy myself with morbid themes (even though I think of my stories as having a fairly qualitative and sensical plot) and she just can't identify with that. But on the other hand I doubt wether she could provide substantial critique if I had written a romance because it would appeal to her better... all she might say is "well done, you're so great"... Anyway, it didn't really help me in any way which I hoped from an adult. Haven't also met anyone else who offered or showed interest in my hobby so I am still better off with my own opinions... which is fine.