13 March 2007

Newsflash! Read all about it!

I entered the "First Chapters" competition at Gather.com with my novel, Following Breadcrumbs. Being very democratic people, the first two rounds are chosen by the readers' votes and comments. I would love to tell you to go and give me a ten! (with a flick of my pom-poms) Tell me how wonderful the first chapter of my book is! But, alas, even more than winning, I want to become a better writer. (Dare I hope to someday be a great writer?) So I want honest feedback (gulp). If you have time, please register at Gather.com here (registration is free), and then read the first chapter to my novel here.
Signing out.


Pamela said...

I did.
I didn't leave a comment - because I'm a reader not a writer.

Someone else left some good advice about the hyphens and such.

I'd read the whole book.

One More Writer said...

I don't know why my comment on your first chapter didn't show up!

I think it is a good start, but I also agree with alot of the comments by "Rita." Study what she has to say. And keep up the good work!

Heather said...

Thanks for looking at this, guys. D'Ann, I wonder if other people had the same problem. There's only one comment up there last I checked, and I've been disappointed by the lack of feedback. On the other hand, I perused some of the comments on other first chapters, which were anything but constructive! Made me realize how blessed I am to have so many supportive writer friends. One of the great things of the CBA world.

Robin said...

Okay, I've read it 1 1/2 times, I'm gonna go through it one more time, then I'll try to offer you some suggestions...IF there are any.

See? I take this stuff way too seriously. The one thing I DO know is...you've got what it takes!