Critiquing takes time. I know I spend about an hour on every review I do of someone's chapter or story. So offering to critique a novel or even just part of a novel is no small commitment. But that fresh set of eyes cast over your work is so valuable.
It's easy to get discouraged in this business. There's a lot of rejection, a lot of days when self-doubt rears its ugly head and you think maybe it would be easier to just give up. But every time I ht this point, something comes up that renews my faith in writing, something that comes from the generous spirit at the core of this community.
In what ways have you been affected by generosity lately?