I was planning on a writing craft post next, but I couldn’t resist publicly chortling my triumph at winning a Janice Hardy critique in an auction last night, on author Kat Brauer’s worthy Crits for Water fundraising effort. I’m excited; Janice Hardy’s Other Side of the Story is a blog I follow and enjoy considerably, and she’s one smart cookie (unless she hates my book, of course, har har). So a good cause and a great outcome. I suspect I’ll use the critique for my manuscript that is more fully polished and close to submission. The first three chapters are crucial and I’m sure Janice will have a great eye for any flaws that I may have missed. Hopefully minor, but if not, still better to know than not, before it’s sent out into the world!
The icon/ image here is an old one, and admittedly not that appropriate for the post content, sorry. I was hoping to get some new art for my icons (which won’t be original every time, but hopefully have enough variety to satisfy any desire for eye candy). Hopefully still enjoyable, though, and we’ll try to get some of the art/ content kinks ironed out as we go–and I get some new art off that dusty old art table in my basement.
I’m going to check my email now to see if my congratualatory email has arrived (along with a request for payment, I suspect!) Best,