My writing group read one of what I’d thought was the weaker chapters of my novel. I was pretty sure they wouldn’t hate it and they didn’t.
They liked it. A lot.
My initial squeeing aside, they had some notes. Little things mostly, and a few bigger concerns which are addressed in other chapters (they weren’t aware that it was one chapter).
I’m grateful for the feedback but mostly I was so happy to have someone confirm that my writing isn’t garbage.