Am I nervous about getting my novella critiqued? Yes. It’s the first time someone who is not family has read one of my books. Someone with an objective eye is reading this novel and giving me feedback. Can I take it? Will I face it, keep focused, and move forward? And now I have my first critique back from the copy editor!
Lily back from first critique!
She did the critique in a fair and understanding way. It was easy for me to understand what she felt needed to change. She spoke of the audience the book would attract.
I have Holly Lisle to thank for her How to Write a Series class and How to Revise Your Novel class. She has been the best thing I have found to move me forward as a writer. I’ve taken several of her classes and she helped me clarify my writing style.
I also want to thank my mom and my kids for their input, ideas, and being great sounding boards for me. I could never do this without the support of my husband and family who cheer me on.
Okay, back to editing!