Had my Skyline Writers' Group yesterday and I got Chapters 5-7 critiqued. It was pretty good.
It's not your typical story and I know some folk were a little 'offput' by the nature of the beast, so to speak. I was raised liberal and the story, though based upon medieval times, carries a message, I hope, for today's young people. About accepting themselves as they are, or stepping out and changing what they think should be changed. Not what their family thinks or their peers. But delving deep and figuring out if a change is necessary, and if it is, having the courage to do something about it.
Change is difficult for a lot of people. We'll see what happens when the book is complete.