Today marks a milestone for me.
Over the past week, I have given out three copies of my story to my friends to be read and edited. I’ve decided to give my own eyes a rest and let someone else browse over my work and give me some direction on how to improve it.
This is what I know: My story is incredibly unpolished. I have tons of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Sometimes my sentences are too wordy. Sometimes my sentences are too choppy. I know some parts are corny. I know some parts are rushed.
So – to those unfortunate people who volunteered to read my first draft – A HUGE THANK YOU – and find yourself a red pen. You are going to need it.