Quote Originally Posted by S. Eli View Post
If you hate it so much don't critique it. But, also, a few years back I got my first beta reader for the second novel I ever finished. I knew it was bad, but now I know how bad it was (god it was atrocious) and I'll honestly never forget the person who's advice was "Good Idea but scrap this and move on".

"What you have here, I feel isn't working. You should scrap this and try another way to get your point across."

I mean, I knew I was still growing, and maybe this person you're critiquing does not, but I think that comment was fine when I received it.
That's brave on both your parts.