I finished the first full draft of my novel. I like it a lot, but I don't know what other people will think of it. I have meant to submit chapters to my critique group, but only put two up and the responses were pretty minimal.
I took chapter one to a scifi convention last year. Got good feedback. I submitted another chapter, chapter 21, to the con this year. We'll see how that goes. I want to know how to fix it, but I hope they don't just hate it. Plus, it's not the first chapter. Most people do the first chapter, but that's already been redone so much it's about perfect.
My brother is a prolific scifi/fantasy reader. He reads every scifi/fantasy novel that comes out at his local bookstores. I sent him a copy of the novel. I hope he enjoys it, since it is long. I also hope he can help me with the rewrite. Give me ideas of places where it needs to be tighter, etc.
The one thing about fantasy is that it tends to be about worldbuilding. Which is fun. However, some authors spend so much time describing that the story slows down. I don't want to do that. I've tried hard not to. We'll see what C- thinks.
I am doing an edit/rewrite now. I think it is already better than it was.
Respect on finishing yournovel. Pretty difficult thing to do. I never got past the introduction of mine. Good luck
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