I’ve been spending a lot of time on Absolute Write lately and wanted to let you know how absolutely amazing it is. Mostly I’m in the forums, specifically “share your work.” I’ve posted my work there and gotten some great feedback from other writers. Some of the advice is perfect. I also get to see samples of other people’s work and share my opinion. It’s a great place to get to know other writers and to get feedback on your own stuff.
I’ve been especially excited this last round. As anyone who reads frequently knows, I’ve been working and working and working on my first chapter, specifically the first few pages. That’s where you either catch the interest of the reader — or you don’t. Anyway, I’ve gotten some great reviews this time around. People still want my first few paragraphs to be shorter, but after that, everyone seems to like what they’re reading. That not only makes me feel like I’m progessing, but that maybe someday you’ll all be able to buy my finished book.