Don't you just love it when your computer doesn't feel like computing anymore? It's okay, neither does my brain. It's a strange day. I mean, it's a beautiful day, but I feel strange, mostly tired. I did a lot of running around Friday ending the day with over 12,000 steps only to get up early on Saturday to drive around a bit and ending on Sunday running more errands. I guess I just need a rest day, but who has time to rest when they're trying to accomplish something? When their dreams seem right there within reach? I used all the theiy'res.
Of course, the review that meant the most to me was the review I got from my big brother. He gave me lots of interesting insights and helpful criticism on how I could improve both my writing and my story which is great because I need helpful criticism if I'm ever going to become the best writer I can possibly be. I say he's the most important reviewer to me because he reads a lot more than I do, especially fantasy, and he has never pulled his punches when it comes to telling people how he feels, not even to me. Well, maybe to me a little bit, but I know he's telling me the truth because he loves me.
He said that the first part of the book was kind of dumb and felt a bit on the jerky side, like a person learning how to drive a stick shift. He didn't really appreciate the soap opera like parts and found them to be cheesy and unnecessary. That's his opinion. I prefer a little drama now and then in my reading, but whatever. He said everything changed for him in the second half.
He said the second part was like an entirely different book. It was paced perfectly and even had him anticipating what was going to happen next, so much so that he didn't want to put it down until it was finished. There were a few issues he had that we discussed at length, and he's looking forward to the next one. All in all he said that the second part more than makes up for the shortcomings of the first and I received my big brother's seal of approval.
Things seem to be going along swimmingly as I navigate this path. Some may be deterred by the slow momentum, but I think it's amazing! One is better than none and it's only going to get better from here.
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YA Fantasy author and amateur photographer living in New Mexico. A reflection of herself, her characters are timid at first but tend to stand up and push through when times get tough.