“If you love something, set it free.”
That’s not exactly the quote, but it was what I was thinking yesterday when I set my manuscript out to a select group of readers for critique. It’s always hard to let go – the story is like a small child going to school for the first time.
You know you have to let go eventually; it’s the natural process. But you worry. Will the story make friends or will it be best to keep it home longer? Maybe it needs stern editing or bit more time to mature.
Will the teachers be kind but not too kind?
There may be things that need to be corrected, parts that need development, and perhaps the plot doesn’t make sense because I forgot to write a key scene.
Stories, like people, sometimes need a bit of guidance to develop.
I’m anxious to hear the comments. Hopefully you’ll be looking forward to reading the finished product!
All the best,
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