I am so pissed!
I provide typewritten, single spaced, 2 page feedback for my peers’ manuscripts (balanced between the complimentary and the critique)….and I get WHAT? I get handwritten (scribbled) paragraph summaries!
I had workshop tonight (not so bad–I got some handy feedback)…and when I got home, I settled on the couch and opened up my manuscripts to read.
VERY few comments. And short summary feedback, with the exception of 1-2 people, who did handwrite a page (which is uh, about 1/2 page if typed up). Innnnn.credible.
Now given, our workshop instructor doesn’t require everyone to do typewritten, one page feedback…but come on! This is unbelievable. It makes me feel like a chump for actually putting the time and energy into my written feedback. There was one guy who thanked me for the “best feedback on his short story last week” in his summary…yah. He wrote 8 sentences.
SOOOO frustrating. I want to call my peers Lazy Selfish Bastards.
I’m a big believer in writing karma–I’ll still do my comprehensive typewritten, single spaced, 1-2 page feedback. Call me a karmic chump.