I've talked about writing betas and how invaluable they are with feedback, but I haven't mentioned sharing my writing with another group of people....family. Writing can be a very personal thing, so often it's hard to share with those who you care about the most.
I've been reluctant to share my writing with my family and friends, but my main squeeze talked me into letting him read my book. He started it during Christmas break and had an older draft (which changed significantly since my agent revisions). I tried to get him to switch to the new draft, but he wanted to read the original version I gave him.
He was my first male reader and was pretty excited to finish it Saturday night. He marked the occasion by signing the cover and deeming it an artifact now to save. Awww...one of my first fans!
Family can be pretty bias, but sometimes it's nice to hear only good things! Do you share your writing with family?