“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill
I always experience this feeling of incredible vulnerability when giving others access to critique my work. The feeling is akin to handing someone the key to what belittles my value, makes me cry and makes me second-guess my talent. But it’s part of the process of becoming a published author, so I respect its purpose.
Helpful article about accepting feedback.