But it's not doing well. I get a lot of good comments on my world building, but the character development isn't there. This last one didn't "get" my book at all - which is my fault. According to her crit, it's a historical set in the time of Robin Hood (it's not - it's medieval in flavor, but not set on this world), the names are confusing (if it's set in England, why does she have a Celtic name with a Spanish nickname?)(her name is Riordan and she goes by Rio for short). And the nickname is the name of an album by Duran Duran so can't be used. (Had to look that one up - but there are lots of things named Rio), her paranormal abilities aren't obvious (um, she's in hiding! Or didn't you get that from her being on the run, hiding in bushes and caves, escaping her captors - all because someone saw her use her abilities). The list went on, but to me it was obvious that this person didn't understand my book.
And if one didn't... it's not a stretch to see where others won't. So back to the editing.
But I still believe this is a good book. I still believe it is a good story.
I still believe.
Progress - edited 60 pages
Birthdays: Dorothy Parker, Ray Bradbury, E. Annie Proulx
Tips and Teasers: Have you ever been in a relationship that ended badly? Remember those feelings? Embrace them. Now, write them into a scene.
Thought for the day: “Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you, figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” – Barbara Kingsolver