ONE: it's unfinished.
TWO: it has been given to me to critique in confidence and I would never ever share my thoughts with anyone other than the author. That would just be totally betraying their trust. And I could never do that to ANYONE let alone people I've developed wonderful friendships with.
THREE: it's unfinished.
ALSO, I'm a very open kind of person. I like to talk about my feelings. It's me. It's who I am. I'm an in-ya-face Aussie who likes to rant and rave and not feel pressured to censor my thoughts.
BUT, I'm also very kind-hearted, and love my fellow writers as if they were family, and like to offer them support whenever possible. I also disagree with putting people down (whom I know and do not know) in public - which is why I DID NOT reveal the book I was talking about yesterday. I just couldn't do such a thing because I know how much it would hurt me.
So, yes, I'm a strong believer in honesty. And I WILL speak my mind. But I do take others' feelings into consideration. So, friends, you can trust that if you ever give me a WIP of yours to read, I will not talk to anyone else about it except you. That is a promise.
How are you with expressing your opinions online? Do you ever have second thoughts about what you want to say? Or do you come right out and say it?