Several months ago I received an exceptionally thorough critique on my completed manuscript. The most useful critique I’ve received on any of my writing. The manuscript received high marks on characterization and plot, but–and there is always a but–other things such as dialog and timing need work. Over all, I think I can make the manuscript publishable-quality writing if I pay my dues in rewriting the problem areas.
This is the closest I’ve come to having a novel ready for publication, so I’m going to press on toward my goal. I don’t want to write about the revisions in this blog; it takes away from my ability to concentrate on the changes needed. However, you will hear it first right here when I get to the next step: a professional editor, which may mean more rewriting, but now that I’m totally retired with not even one part-time job, I have time to write and to visit the beach!
With the beautiful weather we have had in Myrtle Beach for the last several weeks, I have to challenge myself each day to sit down and write–Write Now!
Okay, y’all, Susan has left the building and is headed for the beach!