So, where does that leave me?
I'm not sure. I have been told that I am pretty good at characterization as well. I seem to be able to convey a character's personality, background, and motivations pretty clearly, and all within a short span. I have to admit, this part took some practice. And it really boils down to the old writer's adage "Show don't tell."
Related to this, I try to avoid infodumps like the plague. Even if it's only a single paragraph, I will always try to figure out a way to convey the info in some other way, or jettison it if it's not integral to the story. The downside of that is that my stories tend to leave people wanting more. Which I guess is a good thing, except that I have a hard time going back and picking up for the next story. Maybe when I sit down to try to write an entire novel, I will leave the infodumps in, until I can go back and maybe streamline them a bit.
One area of weakness that my wife always points out is physical description. A lot of times the characters are so real in my head that I forget that I need to
Incidentally, that story was a pretty cool experience within itself. I found a market, wrote a new 2,500-word story, edited it, ran it by alpha-readers, and submitted it for consideration, all within about a 12-hour period. It was a hoot!
So, see? I can't even just brag. I have to balance it with admitting flaws. But, I wouldn't be humble (yet totally awesome) little me otherwise.