Following the return of my manuscript, I thought I would post the first chapter on a writers critique site. I was hoping that I wouldn’t get too much of a savaging from my peers, fortunately, I was right.
Actually, the three critiques I have got so far were very positive and raised some good points. There were a couple of things I hadn’t spotted, and I have sorted them out.
The best comments were,
“The story was intriguing and never once did I want to stop (and I have a relatively short attention span). I liked your descriptions, as well as the pacing. You provided details slowly, but I never felt like I didn’t know something I needed to know.
Overall, great work!”
“Overall a nice and easy read. Good pacing, really good world building and I especially like the names of things. While otherworldly they are familiar enough to paint an image just by the name itself.”
Now I need to get on with the corrections. My cover designer is starting work today so I will soon be ready for formatting. Then the promotion can begin.