Saturday, January 17, 2009

Feedback from my instructor

I am pumped!
I got feedback from my ICL instructor, Nancy Butts, on the first third of my novel. Here's an excerpt.
"I got to page 4 and I wanted to stop and tell you right away that you had struck gold. I know it's been a long difficult frustrating process for you to get to this point but the addition of Esther and all the details about Sophie's secret friendship with her are perfect. To me it seemed as if you had found the heart of your book... from this moment on, I started to gulp down the book the way a young reader would. I didn't want to slow down long enough to be your teacher...I just wanted to read. And that is the single best compliment anyone can ever pay to a writer...I can already envision it on the shelves of a bookstore somewhere."


  1. So, I still read your blog all the time. And I get so excited for you. I didn't realize it was so easy to sign up and leave you comments, but when I figured it out, I thought I have to tell you how great I think your doing!

    I'm all about learning new sides of my own personality and I know how great it feels when you find something thats just right. That just fits. And it seems like you are enjoying this and doing great at it!

    This particular blog made me so happy for you. I felt like I was there when you got the good feedback! (I know. I'm a dork) Keep up the awesome work! And I can't wait to read it :)

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Ang. I'm glad you are following along on my journey. I appreciate the company!