This is my first week having a story critiqued on Critters. I've been a member for a little while, but I had no idea what to expect on my own story submission. Tonight the first few critiques have trickled in for A Negotiation. The reactions are pretty evenly spread: one "meh", one "bleh", one "yay". The overall picture is that it's well-written but has some endemic problems.
I've already collected some rejections on this one, and I will give it a revision pass and submit to new places, but I get the feeling that this one is going to end up in the trunk, which is disappointing. C'est la vie, on to the next.
I will say that it's nice to get feedback from people that I don't know personally. In short, I'm sure I'll be submitting something else for critique soon.