We’ve just gotten back some specific feedback on a few initial chapters from a couple of tech reviewers. We’ve been fortunate to have gotten a great set of tech reviewers for the book. I mean great. I mean lots of smart folks and a couple industry leaders. Wow.
But it’s definitely a bit brusing, especially the comments from one fellow who come across as fairly snarky. Well, OK, his comments aren’t overly snarky, that’s just my bruised ego whining like a puppy that just got its nose smacked with a rolled up paper. It can sometimes be deflating to read feedback on one’s work, but the point to keep in mind is that having Really Smart People point out weak spots in your book is a Really Good Thing.
Your work will be much better for it; you just have to set aside your ego for a bit.
(Actually, that goes for just about anything in your career. Get Really Smart People to give you (hopefully) constructive criticism and you’ll end up doing better work.)