I’m closing in on a years worth of work towards my novel A Splendid Compromise, and it has been close to 6 months since I’ve had anyone proof read it. I have a trusted friend in here who does not care about hurting my feelings. (Love you Stew) So I gave him the first two chapters for his viewing/critiqueing pleasure. Silly me.
I thought after a year after the most intensive work I’ve ever committed myself to, there would be more results. I will say this, Stew did sit me down, before the criticism, and say “Let’s discuss your literary future.” So, I’ve been floating on that to keep my head about water.
I’ve had other people say things like, “Don’t let it get you down,” or “He’s not even an editor,” but the truth of the matter is that I was invigorated by the criticism. I am committed to this novel, 110%, and everything Stew covered is only a glimpse of what a paid editor will say. They might even tell me, “You suck. Find another career.” So, against my big-headed pride, I’m not down, and I’m working even harder to make corrections, and Lord willing, bring it to your viewing pleasure by September. That date might fluctuate, but I’m working hard to keep it still. Thanks for all of your support and prayers. It has been a long journey, but I’ve come to believe that writing is part of my destiny. I love it and I wish I started earlier in my life!
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