Opening Pages Competition ...
I entered this competition a while ago, and at the time I said that the main reason was to get the professional critique which was available. I am pleased to report that I'm glad I did because I received the feedback this morning and it was really helpful. Some of the comments were negative and some were positive - which was what I expected. But, where the comments were negative they were precise, specific and constructive and where they were positive they were really encouraging. So I'm very pleased that I entered this competition and paid for the critique. However, I am now in a quandary. The novel beginning that I submitted was 'Accidentally On Purpose', not 'The Enemy Within', so now I'm wondering whether to switch novels again. Aaaaaghh - this is not helpful!
I also finally got around to adding something to Write The Next Sentence This was great fun. The story is now veering off in lots of different directions - so who knows what could happen next. Maybe you do?
Has anyone made any writing New Year's resolutions? There are some in this month's Writing Magazine, which has inspired me to try to think of some of my own. One will be 'to stop flogging dead horses'! Some things you just have to draw a line under and move on. I will allow myself to do that and move on to writing new things whenever possible.