The value of blogging hits home. I’ve been following Joan Edwards for a while now and here’s what happened.
Joan posted an offer of a free manuscript review just for commenting on her blog. So I commented and I won.
I sent the first 1000 pages (oops – I meant words) of my novel Avalanche to Joan. Joan assured me complete privacy and got straight to work.
What Joan did:
- She sent me a covering letter describing her overall strategy and what her highlighting meant .
- She gave me high level comments before reviewing each line in detail.
- The critique included story line, grammar and punctuation comments.
It’s exciting to receive professional feedback that will help me improve the quality of my story. She included areas for improvement and highlighted sentences she thought were good. Now I have to get to work and make this better. It’s amazing what a second pair of eyes can do for a manuscript. I wish I could have Joan review my entire manuscript. Thanks Joan. You are a star!
If I didn’t blog, I never would have had this opportunity. This comes right back to Authors Helping Authors.
Thanks for reading . . .