I'm a somebody! Okay, not quite. But I did get the critique I've been holding my breath for. This was the critique of the first thirty pages of my WIP from a well known and much respected literary agent that I "won" in an auction. (Jeff says its not a "win" since I paid for it, but we disagree on this point).
Anyway long story short, the agent offered me some great insight into some issues with my character and story structure, and also gave me some great encouragement! She liked my query letter and enjoyed one of my scenes! Since this was the first time anyone outside of my immediate family has read my work, and this is my very first novel, which is not quite ready for primetime, I am very, very, VERY excited.
Now back to work on WIP number 2 with renewed confidence and energy. I'm hoping she'll read the next one for free...
Directing Reader Attention
3 days ago