Manuscript Complete! Any Critics?

I am happy to announce that I have finally finished my first draft of my manuscript! 🙂

These past few weeks I’ve been on break from college for the holidays and I took the time to work on my book which I started a little over a year ago. I would spend most of my mornings and a lot of my afternoons working on it. I made it my goal to finish the first draft before I had to go back to college for the second semester. I made that goal by a few days as I go back on Monday.

Yesterday was the first day of 2014 and I spent a good portion of it finishing up my first draft. Because I have problems sleeping, I still woke up at 8:30 a.m. despite going to bed at 3:00 a.m. I took that time in the morning to write and took a few breaks. I took a longer break for lunch and at that point, I think I was still 2,000 words short of my word count goal for the book. I’ve found mornings are my most productive so I figured it would probably end up being today when I would finish the book. After lunch I wrote and wrote and wrote. I spent all afternoon writing with a few breaks in between and I was able to finish the manuscript.

Now comes the hardest part. At least for me. Editing. I dislike editing and always have. I will push through it but doesn’t mean I have to like it.

I would love to have more sets of eyes look at my manuscript. If anyone is willing to critique my novel, contact me via email, Facebook, Twitter or commentating on this post. I would appreciate it, greatly.

Help Wanted! Critique Partner

Help Wanted?

Help Wanted? (Photo credit: brizzle born and bred)

I am in need of a critique partner, or at least someone who is willing to critique my work.

What I was thinking was to send (preferably via email) a few chapters at a time to someone who would critique my work and send their feedback back to me so I could better improve my writing as well as the book I’m currently working on. Feedback could be in the way of things I need to change or improve on, where I need to add more detail or even remove detail, or even ideas you think might work in the story. I’m wanting almost any feedback you can give me.

I am willing to critique another’s person work if they want me to do this.

At this point, I’m not sure yet if I’m willing to pay for the critique but I am willing to listen to ideas you have on being paid as to how much and with what.

If you are willing to critique my work, please contact me whether on here directly or by emailing me.