"Have you seen my glasses, hon?" I asked in frustration.
He looked up at me. "You're kidding, right?"
"No, I've looked everywhere. Do you think one of the kids moved them?"
He raised his eyebrows and chuckled. "Uh, Kasie, you're wearing them."
Yeah, that really happened. And now I'm going to relate it to writing by saying--proof readers are important. They see things that we can't (or don't want to). So my advice, find at least a few people in your life that will be honest with you and yet encouraging. In writer's group today we talked about how sometimes it's easier to see things in other people's stories even though you might have made the same mistakes in your own. And as hard as it is sometimes to hear someone tell you that your baby has flaws, it is always better than looking around in frustration for something that is right under your nose. Objectivity is priceless.