I received my first critique for my first 250 words of my novel. I really appreciate the way it was said, but the response was an overall “this is a cliché”. I’m new to this genre and I didn’t realize I was breaking two taboos by starting off mentioning a dream and the main character getting ready for school. Double whammy.
This means I’m going to re-write, most likely, the first twenty pages. I’m a bit bummed, but it’s best to find out now instead of wondering why no one will accept my manuscript. This is what happens when you live in a bubble I suppose.
Best to just get writing and get it done, no use sulking about it, that’s that.
I’m going to try not to be a big baby and listen to the Smiths, wait, that IS being a big baby. Hhm…just one song to appease my deflated ego.