I got the first manuscript back from my readers last night, which was pretty awesome as it usually takes quite a bit longer. So, I was already taking that as a good sign that the story flowed and read easily.
When I give my manuscripts out to my readers, I ask that they note any parts they particularly liked, so as I can get a sense of what people enjoy and what are my strengths (also to make me feel a bit better as I slog through their notes for edits :D).
It’s fun finding out which bits they pull out as liking and find interesting.
But, I have to say I felt pretty darn tootin’ good when I got the manuscript back this time and found comments like this:
It really made me smile! 😀
I am proud of all the stories I have produced so far, but I was particularly glad to see comments like this on this manuscript, because I worked really hard on bringing everything I’ve learned and making this one of my best books. Really, really hard!
Normally I try not to write these kind of bragging posts, but I am so proud of this story I could burst! 😀 I can’t wait to get it out into the world and see what others think. I promise on Monday it will be back to regular posting 🙂
Now it’s just waiting for the last 2 manuscripts, and seeing what they think!
How is your writing coming along? If your in CampNaNo, are you doing well with your word goals?
Status of fourth manuscript: Waiting for copies from the readers (1/3 returned).
Books read: 1/4
July eBook Review: Written and ready.