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Wednesday 15 June 2011

Facing feedback

Receiving feedback on your written words is like having your children appraised - you can only truly bear to hear good things said, but you know you have to listen and act on the bad things (or constructive comments if you're being politically correct).  Currently the indoor writer has the first 5 chapters of her children's novel on YOUWRITEON, a site where you can receive ratings and comments.  She's absolutely terrified to read each new review, despite the fact that so far all have been positive!

A brilliant friend has also taken away the initial chapters to distribute to tame relatives under 12 years.  Her niece (11) has already read them and states (quote as given): 'the book is really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really good'.  NICE!
The niece's mum is planning to read the chapters to an after school bookclub of target age (9-12) so wondering what they will have to say...  Apparently her dad (not target age) is also loving the book.  

So the writer needs to get her finger out and finish editing the remaining chapters... 


  1. Hi Tracey - all these successess plus fab reviews of your new work, well done!

  2. I just read the first part of Wereboy on YouWriteOn. It is really good, and that's not just said out of review politeness. You should submit it right now, if you haven't done so already.

  3. Thanks to blackdogstories for lovely comment and excellent review on YOUWRITEON. Am polishing the complete manuscript of this novel and then plan to start submitting ...