It is intimidating to put your writing out for everyone to
But it has been beneficial.
First, it has made me (usually) read those few sentences very carefully to see if I want to add or remove anything. I know that my work is going to be judged by just that, and nothing more. So each sentence needs to add punch. Sometimes I get the knock-out. Sometimes I hit, well, like a seven-year-old girl.
Secondly, it helps build up my tolerance for negative response (though my commentors have been very positive). I know that
So that is why I do it even though it is
Why do you put your WIP out there? What benefits have you found from sharing it?