I attended a critique session today with a bunch of people reading someone's work.
I doubt I would have had the fortitude to read my work aloud, although as I think about it, maybe I would. I'm getting pretty confident about my writing, although I do still find myself pausing sometimes and thinking, "hmm, is that a good way to handle that?"
Case in point: my WIP. I think I wrote a good first chapter, but is it the RIGHT first chapter?
I'm not sure. Maybe I'm just too accustomed to writing mysteries, in which action starts with a bang. The first chapter in my current WIP starts with an argument between the heroine and a naked man.
Hmm. Maybe not a bad place to start, after all.