Trusted Criticism

I shared my finished master for “Old Photographs” with my friend Jesse.

“I’m assuming you have some more tweaking to do?”

“No, I’m burnt out. I’ve tried six different things and I don’t know what else to do. It’s as good as it’s gonna be.”

“Are you sure?”

“Looks like I’m going to try again.”

The experts recommend that you should never share your work because feedback corrupts the artistic process. Other experts encourage constructive feedback as an integral part of the creative flow. There seems to be a range of ideas regarding this surprisingly controversial topic. How much should you allow outside voices to affect your creative work? I feel like it is no different than any other part of life. If you find someone whom you trust, you should listen. He was right. I’m back to work on this song.

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