7/19/11

What I Like

Today I read through my entire MS. Yep. It took me 3 hours and 15 minutes.

And since Natalie Whipple says we can be confident, I'm going to say what I like. Yeah, there are things I don't like. There are some things that are going to take some time and hard work to fix. Some of the below strengths could also be weaknesses in my book.

But if all I see is the bad in my book, I'll never think it's worth more effort.

So - here's the good, if only to keep me encouraged:
  • The pacing. It's been a month since I even glanced at this story, and today I couldn't really put it down...because it barely slows down.
  • The voice. I love what's going on in my MC's head, the things she notices, the way she sees them. I think she balances well between sarcastic and hurting without being whiny.
  • For lack of a better term, I like the outlining. The scenes and days flow together quite well for a first draft!
Now it's YOUR turn - what do you LIKE about your story??? (And you better not apologize for your confidence, either!)

3 comments:

K.D. said...

That's awesome that you can see what you like in your work. Writers too often just down themselves and never think it's any good until someone else says so...not that I'm speaking from experience. Definitely not...ahem...

If I'm asked to name what I like about my soon-to-be-released book, I'd say I like one of my MC's love interests the best. He seems real to me, and I always gravitate to his parts.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Woohoo!! Awesome. And those are some very important elements! So good job! Have some chocolate. ;D

Shelley Sly said...

Yay! I'm glad you're concentrating on positives! There's no shame in feeling excited about what we love in our work. :)

What do I like... hmm... I like the pacing of my latest novel. The 4 people who have read it say that it flew by. I guess you can relate! Not being able to put down your story is a good sign!