Went to my class today. Had submitted 'Blue' - chapters 10 - 12. Always submit with a shaking hand and a lump in my throat.
Absolutely astounded by my teacher's remarks. She was blown away by it. Says she tells her children about the book and how good it is. She doesn't usually read this type of story, but she said she is drawn into the tale. Hook, line, and sinker.
What a joy!
One of my classmates read these chapters too and quite agreed with our teacher. She said she loves it.
Exhorted to continue writing. Whoo hooo is about all I can say. I am on fire with enthusiasm.
Needless to say, as soon as I finish this posting, I'm going to clear up the two places where she wasn't sure who was speaking. Not a difficult thing to change. And get on with Chapter 18.
I made a coat of arms for my hero/heroine. I've got a photo of a castle that I envision looks like the one in my tale. Continuing on with the 'additions' that help keep my 'world' succinct.
We also spoke about perseverance and how so many authors fail because they don't have it. It is truly difficult keeping a stiff upper lip when you are writing alone. I think one of the most important things to try to find is a good support team. Or even one person who believes in you.
Of course, the best thing would be to believe in yourself.... myself.
Life is exhilarating.