The Official Writing Challenge
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A very good description of how a writer feels when having his work critiqued in an unexciting way. The let-down is truly an "ow". Well done!
A good lesson for us writers, "A little more 'wow' and less 'ow'" Love it!

I felt you were writing about me, and you haven't seen my manuscript--totally OW! (for now) Keep up the good work. ^_^
01/18/10
WOW! I felt that "OW" myself! Felt like I was right there.
01/19/10
I really enjoyed your story. The "ow" instead of "oh" made me laugh out loud.

The "wrapper opening" was brilliant. Hope you can use the idea some time.
01/20/10
Oh, how we can all relate to that "ow"! Great creativity, and I loved the dry encouragement at the end.
01/20/10
I really liked this. We can all identify with this character.Well done.
01/20/10
Good insight on how we get wrapped in our writing and forget to be objective.
01/20/10
Oh, I can relate to this! Inspiration can appear in the strangest places, can't it? But I think the REALLY hard part will be for him to think of a story that justifies that incredible opening paragraph... :)
Good job of being creative with the topic. You've written something that would have any writer nodding in agreement.
01/21/10
Yes, I like the manuscript's second lead sentence better, too.
01/26/10
Definitely an "ow" we've all felt at one time or another as writers. Good job of letting the reader feel the frustrations of the MC in your writing. Keep writing . . . Pun intended. LOL