Kristen Lamb’s blog (see link) ended with an offer: “For the month of OCTOBER, everyone who leaves a comment I will put your name in a hat. If you comment and link back to my blog on your blog, you get your name in the hat twice. What do you win? The unvarnished truth from yours truly. I will pick a winner once a month and it will be a critique of the first 20 pages of your novel.”
So dear Kristen, here is my link! But here is the real point of this post. I would have linked Kristen’s blog without the offer of a prize, (Please pick me anyway!) her suggestions are that good. Only make sure you have your big person pants on when you read them. Kristen does not intend to take you by the hand (writers) and gently lead you into the happy land of publishing.
Hers is more of a personal trainer approach, or no, maybe a physical therapist.
She lays the exercises out and then expects you to do the work, and it is work. But like physical exercise; writing builds mental muscles and stamina and stick-to-it-ness. The last is a very needed personality trait in today’s publishing world.