I know you’re all waiting on the edges of your collective seats, so I will put all one of you out of your misery. 🙂
Critique group #1 was a huge success. Not because everyone fauned all over my manuscript – but because they gave me real feedback that will make the finished product vastly better. I can’t say enough about it, and I am immeasurably grateful to those who participated.
The process was fascinating, though. It was like admitting my own personal faults – I know what they are, but at first I’m not really keen on admitting they’re there. Funny. But you know, in the end it wasn’t hard to hear it.
Happily, I don’t think it will take a lot of rework to address the items on the to-do list. Just a bunch of thinking and a little bit of writing. It’s all there in my brain, thankfully, so I’m not worried.
Anyhow, I will keep you posted. Draft #4 here I come!