In life we usually learn by either example or making a wrong decision. This is how we better ourselves. I love this because if I never learned from any of my mistakes what good would that be.
My writing has benefited from this. If I had started to write and then didn’t get any feedback/critiques on my writing, I wouldn’t have learned how to become better at writing. It has become stronger as a result of the time and effort I have put in. My hope is that those who have been helping me will be able to see the improvements I’ve made along the way. So far others have been able to tell which means I’m moving in the right direction. I’ve even been told that while my overall writing as far as technique needs improvement I have the natural ability to tell a story. What a compliment. I felt truly blessed by hearing that. For me it reaffirms that God has given me this gift of writing.