Well, I have finished my second edit of my young teen fantasy, Arrosay. I know it still needs work but at least the story is there and complete. I struggled midway with a couple of characters. My female protagonist, Emily, changed her voice and wasn't coming across the way I wanted her to. Mind you, she is rather a mixed up character anyway! And then I ended up killing off a character, that originally I had no intention of finishing off! But it felt right and I think the story is much stronger for it. There can't be a happy ever after every time can there?
I'm going to read through the whole manuscript again and check for any plot flaws and tidy up punctuation etc then I think I would really like to get someone else to read it. Scary, but totally necessary. I don't have a critique partner at the moment but I would really like to find one. Someone who can tell it like it is (hopefully without totally crushing me in the process!), and who I can help in return. Only trouble is, I have no idea how to go about finding someone! So if any of you out there can help or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and if you're celebrating 'Father's Day' today hope you have a good one!