I had a really productive meeting with one of my CPs, Julie, on Monday night. (I call her my IRL CP.)
She sat down with me and went page by page through my ms, telling me all of my problems.
I know something like that might freak some people out, but I LOVED IT. I love knowing what isn't working and why. I love hearing, "Were you going to do something about this totally obvious plot device?" when I thought it was somewhat sly. I love the discussion that comes along with critique because it helps me come up with better ideas!
I took a ton of notes to go along with her comments, so I have a lot to work with here. YAY.
I was in desperate need of some inspiration right about now.