Well folks, I am still plowing along on my manuscript. There are about 74,000 words at the moment. I know it looks like I haven’t had much progress but that’s not the case. Have any of you ever tried to write the ending for a novel? I know some of you have, so you know how hard it is. I was trying to lay down the tracks, after which I will go back and do some hard core editing. It needs it…a lot! Anyway, the main character is going through quite a pivotal moment in her life and I am afraid that I won’t do it justice. I need some sort of an epiphany or ethereal wisdom. I’m waiting! :-)
I have introduced various different parts of the novel to various different critting groups and have gotten various different responses. I’m sure you noticed how many times I said “various different,” but I assure you it’s because I need to be rebellious at the moment and nothing else more serious. I digress. Anyhow, some of the sections that I submitted did really well and others… not so well. Some sections I submitted knowing that they needed work; I just wanted to see what the reader response would be. Overall, I am happy with the way things turned out. If you are one of the kind people who left critiques, thank you kindly.
Moving on, I am steadfast in my decision to write and publish. I will not give up, even when the critiques get me down. Those who know me know that I love a challenge, and that I will move mountains to achieve my goals. This even includes reading boring books about writing and suffering through rejection. Futhermore, I am jumping on Nathan Bransford's positivity week bandwagon...can't get that Rainbow Connection song out of my head!