Despite what this article says, I have asked my mom to look at my story, though she still hasn't done so. My dad, on the other hand, I dread letting him look as he really does get critical. I always await what critical things he's going to point out in what I have written. It has been hard to find others who are willing to read my stuff, though some did read the very first draft of my memoir, back when it was only 87 pages.
I still haven't done any working on it since visiting the instructor almost two weeks ago. I had felt a little discouraged by some of the things she suggested. But like it says above, I can make it as I want it to be. I still have some decisions to make on that. I haven't done any work on the piece since the meeting almost two weeks ago, but I guess that waiting a while will give me fresh eyes as I begin again to look over it.
I may not have been completely sure that my work was ready to receive feedback, but I think any amount of feedback helps when going through different writings of the work. I certainly feel the current version can use some feedback any time soon.