Sunday 17 June 2012

2nd Edit complete - YAY!!

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!


  1. Way to nail those edits. Great job!

    I gave you a Shout-Out today. :)

    1. Thanks David. Looking forward to getting to know you now you're back in the blogosphere!

  2. Congratulations on finishing your editing! I am also looking for a critique partner and I don't know how to go about it either. However, I would be happy to read and critique myself. I'll be gentle :)

  3. Thanks for your kind words, Heather and thanks for the offer to critique. I'll send you an email later as I'm just off to work now and see if we can set something up.


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