Today I discovered goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/)…(I am going to digress now, but I will get back to this point.) I have written the first 10,000+ words of my adult fiction WIP (OMG!!! YAY!), and I’ve been outlining where I want the remainder of the story to go.
I am really getting into the meat of the story, and I am thrilled beyond belief. It is my goal to complete this manuscript by June, and it’s looking like this could be a real possibility.
I’ve only queried my picture book manuscripts, and I’m still revising and receiving critiques on them. I am a girl on a mission with my writing…I guess you can say I’m in the hot seat!
I cannot wait to finish my WIP and begin querying it. I know that is hard to believe, because querying is not always rainbows and sunshine. It is a stressful process. However, the chance to put my completed, revised, critiqued, revised, critiqued, and revised manuscript out there for the taking excites me!
Okay…back to goodreads…I have joined a couple of groups on this website today, and I’m going to explore gaining more critique partners and future beta readers through this route. I have found the critique partner experience to be crucial for development, and I hope this helps me to branch out and find even more critics for my work. I always critique back, because that is only fair, and it helps me to learn more about the craft of writing well.
I’m interested to know, how do you find your critique partners and beta readers? Have you ever explored goodreads? Thanks for your feedback, and I hope your writing takes you to beautiful places today.