I haven’t made any great progress on the overall forward thrust of my story in the last couple of days. However, I did sign up to a website called “You Write On” where you can post the opening chapters of your book (5000-7000 words of them, anyway) and you get reviewed by other writers, and eventually can earn the right to be reviewed by actual agents/editors! Yes, sir!
So, up went Chapter 1 plus most of Chapter 2. And I have received three reviews now. I have also tightened up these two chapters considerably – partly to get as much of the story up within the word count as possible and partly because of the reviews I have received. I will update those chapters shortly. Anyway, to help me carry on writing, I am going to share the positive comments here (there aren’t negative ones, as such, just suggested alterations – which I will consider making as more reviews come in).
“Hi Deb, great pace, good action. strong characters. i read without stopping… great storyline. cheers”
“This was an interesting read and quite well written. The short introductory paragraph of description was bright and not drawn out. I like in introduction of “swiped three purses” as a sudden revelation to draw attention to the main character… There’s not much more I can say about these chapters except one feels sure Llewella will have many adventures.
Good Luck, Deb”
“I think the story has lots of potential and you have introduced a few interesting characters and also set the scene for adventure to come…”