Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blown Away

You guys, I was BLOWN AWAY by yesterday's response to my desperate cry for critique. A whole load of you jumped into the dark, uncharted waters to help me with my WiP. I know I'll have a better product going into the conference because of you. Thank you!

From the surface of my cold, turbulent lake where I'm treading water, it's nice to have many friends around me.You make this sometimes solitary endeavor less cold and less dark.
And for those of you who didn't have the time (especially considering my absurdly short timeline), I still feel your support and encouragement. After all, when I look at this realistically, if twenty people had been willing to read and give feedback, I wouldn't have had time to incorporate it all.
The numbers were perfect and I am grateful for every single one of you.

I feel like I'm being melodramatic about this.
I just want you all to know how much you've blessed me with your generosity and encouragement.

 Now ... back to a lot of percolating. And eventually a lot of editing.


  1. I'm glad you had just the right number. And aren't we all "a little silly" over our babies? :D

    Good luck with it!

  2. Amy, I'm so glad you got the right amount of help. This writing community is amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Don't forget, sometimes the best thing we can do for our wip is to take a little break! Maybe a walk, hike, jog, something like that?

    Good luck on your revisions before the conference!

  3. Well, I missed the boat on that one! I'm so glad you got the help you needed on your MS.
    Good luck at your conference!

  4. I'm glad you got the help you needed too. I haven't been on here as much lately. You'd e-mail me, if you needed me, wouldn't you?

  5. Esther VanderlaanJuly 21, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Glad you got what you needed! :)

  6. Amy, I'm so glad you found some other people to look at your ms. :) I can't wait to see the final product...after you sign an agent in LA and get a book deal. :)

    BTW, you won a random daily prize at my blog party. :) I haven't looked at the piece you sent me yesterday to see if it has your address on it...if it doesn't can you email it to me? :)