Does this happen to anyone? You get 15 different responses from 15 people about your work. And even within those responses there are contradictions. Your piece is marked up like crazy in 15 different ways. A line one person loves another person hates. One person might say a certain description is weak, only to later in the same critique mention it as a stand-out. There is hardly any agreement and where there is agreement you're still left with the momental task of incorporating all the feedback, making all the self-contradictory corrections: be terse, but also more descriptive; don't overwrite, but tell us more; don't give too much information, but do give more details about such and such and do mention so and so at greater length... And in the end you just say: SCREW IT. I QUIT. I'M NEVER WRITING AGAIN. Sure, they say to trust your gut, listen only to those people on your "wave-length," but when you are already full of doubt and insecurity and have 15 different people tell you a million different things, then you're not in any position to even know anymore what is good or bad. In the past, my normal way of rewriting was to listen to everyone and read all the comments, then rewrite from scratch, while trying not to hold any of the feedback in my head, trusting my subconscious to incorporate it. However... ...I've already rewritten many sections so many times that I just don't have the desire anymore. And, in any case, a fresh rewrite may solve some problems, but also creates new ones in the process. Every time it's like playing explosives -- something's bound to blow up. So self-disgust and self-loathing are the order of the day.