One of the most important steps in publishing is feedback, whether it’s from an editor or another trusted “expert” type source, which means it’s also important for an author to be able to graciously accept constructive criticism.
Sometimes that’s really difficult.
It’s natural for a writer to develop an emotional attachment to a creative work, and it’s hard to listen to anyone criticize your baby.
Still, in the end, the result is a better story. And that’s why I’m happy I have an honest person reading my own projects.
Seeing our work through the eyes of others is how we grow.