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!