Anyone following my facebook page might know this, but I jumped into some edits on my novel, Winged, this past weekend. I’ve got some wicked-awesome crit partners reading a few of my novels, and the edits are coming in.
For those of you who are reading this and aren’t writers, we have critique partners read our novels to find mistakes on all levels. Typos, grammar, content, plot and so on. It’s really important, because we’re so close to our projects, we often can’t see what’s staring at us in the face.
While working on edits for Winged, I got another set of critiques back on Caine & Lily’s story–doesn’t have a title yet, and the blurb isn’t even up yet–but oh. . . they were good.
Lot’s to fix on that one, too.
If you’re a writer and reading this, how do you handle critiques? Do you jump right in them? Read first, then take some time to absorb before diving in? **DO TELL** I love hearing how people handle them.
I love reading them, no matter how “harsh” they might be, and then letting them sink in for a day or so before I start diving in. I treasure getting feedback that’s impartial and blunt because I know that when I rewrite, the story’s going to be that much stronger!
So now I’m off to edit.
WRITE ON my friends! Woo-Hoo!