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Handling Critique

Updated on December 5, 2014
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"Why didn't you do it this way?"

"You left this out."

"You are asking too little." "It is too expensive."


Sometimes I would like to tell them to shut up, but I don't.

The voices come from many sides, and many of them are contradictory. Critiques, criticisms, and ideas come from many.

How do I handle it? Let me tell you...

The Objects of the Critiques and Criticisms

For the last several years, I have been writing. Many of you know that if you have read my hubs. Two years ago, I met and married a beautiful Boricuan woman. You all know her as Lastheart. I know her as sweetheart, love, honey, Maggie, my dear, and many more names that recognize someone you love with all your heart and soul.

I moved to Puerto Rico to be with sweetheart, love, honey, Maggie, my dear, and many more names that recognize someone you love with all your heart and soul. It has been wonderful. We write together. The first idea was hubs on each of the pueblos in Puerto Rico. From there, the idea came for a series of books called A Gringocua Travels Puerto Rico. Each book is black and white and is only English. The subtitle is the pueblo I am writing about. They have been going well in alphabetical order. I have just started the letter H.

Sweetheart, love, honey, Maggie, my dear, and many more names that recognize someone you love with all your heart and soul, and I decided to step it up. We had spoken with a good friend who is the Director of Tourism of one of the pueblos. He had a great idea! Why not full color books and bilingual?

We started with Río Grande, Puerto Rico and have moved from there. So far we have it, Canóvanas, Carolina, San Juan, and Trujillo Alto. We are offering just a slight amount of advertising placement in them. For the most part, it has been going well.

We also put together a Historical/Fiction book called Kayro's Key which is also about Puerto Rico, and also a picture book showing Puerto Rico called Breathtaking Puerto Rico.

I have wrote three other books: Grandpa's Mission (before I moved here), Released Ramblings, and Insane Sanity.

These are the objects of critique and criticism.

How To Act

I don't know about you, but I have never been a real good acceptor of critique, and even worse at criticism.

It is not good to be an author and have that issue.

I have had to overcome those issue. It is hard, and there are many times I want to argue, debate, or just tell the person to:

Shut Up!

I don't do any of the three.

The best way to handle critiques, criticisms and ideas is to listen and smile.

There will be those who are honestly trying to help.

There will be those who are trying to get on your nerves.

There will be those who are envious.

With every one, it is best to listen. Some of the ideas and suggestions may be correct, some may be unreasonable. With all of them, if you smile and tell them you will try to fix, or in the next edition, or I'll consider that... with a smile, you will be handling the critiques, criticisms , and ideas in the best way.

Don't debate, it just isn't worth it.

Keep in mind that any of these people could possibly be a person who will buy your book, your advertisement, or they may tell others.

Conclusion

The main person I need to thank for my new way of acting towards critique, criticism and such is... sweetheart, love, honey, Maggie, my dear, and many more names that recognize someone you love with all your heart and soul.

I owe so much of this to Lastheart. It is a good thing that I have a retired special education teacher as a wife. God blessed me!

Thank you sweetheart, love, honey, Maggie, my dear, and many more names that recognize someone you love with all your heart and soul.

I Love You.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2013 Greg Boudonck

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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Amen to that--thanks babe.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      We come a long way and that is what matter. Hope others take this as an example that life is about doing what makes us happy. There are bad moments, but the good ones like these books lift our souls.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      thank you MsDra.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Criticisms will come, and it may not have anything to do with you. Critical people will criticize. It is your attitude toward the criticism that will frustrate you or help you shake it off. Congratulations to your wife for passing that on to you, and congratulations to you for learning from your woman.

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