The good news arrived too late for Sunday's post, so I'm sharing it today...
It was a partial of 12,000 words and a two-page synopsis (as it wasn't the full draft).
After last year's experience I was a little apprehensive.
Fortified by wine and chocolate, I downloaded and opened the report; and discovered encouraging, supportive, and insightful feedback.
As expected it identified the areas I knew would likely be picked up and need further working on, but other things I'd missed.
There was nothing I disagreed with, and the suggestions on possible avenues to consider has been most helpful.
My working title is okay for now, but I'll need to give some thought to a better one.
I don't know who the reader was- and never will, but I'm grateful for their comprehensive report, and encouragement. I hope they won't mind me quoting a couple of lines from their conclusion:
You write well, and I think you have made an excellent start, capturing the feel and style of a light contemporary romance with a bit of suspense thrown into the mix very well.
When I submitted the first 12,000 words of this second draft (or 1.5 as I think of it) I wasn't sure if I would go beyond that, but reading the report again, I'm determined to complete the draft.
I'll be going through the report with the highlighters this week...
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