I've withdrawn my story from the campaign.
I only endured one day! It was the first time I've ever shared my writing, other than some pending short story submissions, and I felt too exposed. I don't know why others didn't like it, but it may have been the subject matter. Just by personal taste, I know it's hard to get past something I normally wouldn't choose to read. Regardless, it was an enlightening experience, if not the positive one I was hoping for. I'm not changing my personal style- if I write my novel only for myself, I'm okay with that.
Tomorrow I'll return to my normal blogging.