|"The Reading Lesson" - Knut Ekvall|
As reader Tricia writes:
While trying to have your novel published and wading through seemingly endless rejection, do you let people (friends, family...) read the product you are shopping around? Or, do you tell them they'll have to wait until it's out there for the public as well? I've had coutnless people ask for my work. I know they might enjoy it and it's tempting to let them have it knowing, in the back of my mind, it may never be out there for purchase.For me, I'm a tight-fisted writer and I tend to not let anyone read what I've written until it's completely done. I have a few people I trust to show scenes to early if I need specific feedback, but otherwise I try to just plow straight through and keep the focus.
What about you? I'd be curious about what other non-writing artistic types think about this as well.