Friday, September 04, 2009

So You Wanna Be Published - Check out the free critique

I sent in the first few paragraphs of my book in progress to So You Wanna Be Published for Mary's free critique. Today she published it. Yikes! I was really nervous to do it but happy to say she liked it.

Please check it out if you get a chance--would love to hear what you think too.

I sent mine in a few weeks ago. Mary is a published writer and is kind enough to be so helpful to do these for new writers. Send yours in!

46 comments:

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Woo hoo! "not one to dole out compliments" says Mary. Yet LOVED yours. What a great feeling. And I LOVED it. Well done. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

VERY nice, Terri!

Janna Qualman said...

Wow! You did awesome! And I love the excerpt.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Love it! I was there from the beginning to the end and want to read more! Great job!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Notice the lack of BLUE! FANTASTIC!!! I hold a lot of respect for Mary's insight as well. Excellent, Terri. I'm beaming for you.
~ Wendy

Eileen Astels Watson said...

It's awesome when you get critiques like that. It jsut gives you the boost to keep going, doesn't it!! WOnderful work, Terri!

Jody Hedlund said...

I read it yesterday! Mary posted a tweet about it and so I hopped over to read this GREAT piece of writing! I didn't know it was yours! How AWESOME!!!

Greg C said...

I loved it Terri. So when do we get to read the entire thing?

Amy Tate said...

Congratulations! Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog through Susan. My family owned a Christian bookstore for over 20 years called Fishers of Men Christian Bookstore. Daddy retired five years ago and I miss it terribly! I grew up on the CBA conference floor, lol! I look forward to reading more of your work.

Lin said...

wonderful excerpt-it had so much feeling and description in it that I could visualize what was taking place. thanks for another great website to share with others...

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

terri - mary is so right when she said she doesn't dole out compliments! i read her free crits every week (and have had 2 done myself) and i can't ever remember her saying some of the stuff she said for your excerpt! FANTASTIC!!!

jeannie
Where Romance Meets Therapy

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Oh my goodness, congrats! That must feel really good! And you earned it. The excerpt was awesome!

Have a great long weekend!

Jill Kemerer said...

Yay!!! Terrific imagery--you did a great job!

Lily said...

Terrific! I'd be shaking...

Trudy said...

Beautiful writing Terri! Congratulations on a fantastic review too!

T. Anne said...

You had me completely hooked! What ride ;)

Lazy Writer said...

That was amazing! I can't wait until it's on bookshelves in bookstores all over the country!

sarah said...

love it. loved that you took a risk an submitted. Love your excerpt and Mary's comments. And I agree with her - I can "see" the story unfolding. Way to go!

sarah said...

And thrilled you won the $20 gift certificate.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Kudos on the courage to toss it out there. But, then, we’re not surprised…we know you can write, and now, a bunch of new people do too. Great job. Now, go do some more of it!

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Andrea said...

Thank you!
Thank you for your sweet comments on arise 2 write. Blessings, andrea

Chelle Sandell said...

Sweet!! Congrats! I'll run over and check it out.

Cindy said...

So cool! I'm going to go check it out!

Jessica said...

Oooh, I'm glad she liked it!
I'm afraid to send mine to her because I did a long time ago and got ripped apart. *shudder*
But I can't wait to see what she says about yours! And go you, for being brave. :-)

Jessica said...

Wow, that was wonderful! And she's right you know. :-) I don't think there was a cliche in there. :-) Go you!

Jessica said...

Okay, I just reread mine and I didn't get ripped apart. LOL I guess it felt like that at the time but looking back, it's not so bad. :-)
Just thought I'd clarify since I said that above. :-)

Karen Lange said...

Wow, this is great to know. And congrats on the great review! You must be excited. I am for you:)
Blessings,
Karen

Kara said...

Love your description and writing! What an awesome job:)

Carmen said...

I just read it. It's absolutely wonderful and spurred some questions in my mind about the rest of the book. What an encouraging critique as well. Congratulations! It's just a matter of time. I'm so happy for you!

Keli Gwyn said...

Kudos to you, Terri! I read that awesome excerpt yesterday not knowing whose it was and was mightily impressed. I can't remember ever seeing Mary give a critique with not a single suggestion or correction. Congrats!

Katie Ganshert said...

That is AMAZING, Terri! What an affirmation and such an encouragement! Excellent writing. :) Congrats a thousand times over!

BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

You are the bomb. I just nominated you for a blogging award too. Come on over to http://www.beckyjoie.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Congratulations Terri! Great story!!
Blessings,
Pat

AnooCre8ion said...

Congratulations Terri!!! Great job. Keep it up.

Blessings,
vickie

heartreflections said...

Look at that girlfriend! Yahoo!

Stonefox said...

Way to go, Terri! Loved getting caught up on your blog this morning- upbeat as always.

Amy De Trempe said...

I thought the submission was great. Grabbed my attention.

Stephanie Faris said...

I'll go check it out. How nice of her to post it.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So very awesome, Terri! This is exciting news.

peace~elaine

Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations. She didn't just like it, she loved it! That's exciting.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Warren Baldwin said...

Thanks Terri! I will Check it out.

wb

Rose Mary said...

Oh, I like it, Terri. I'm glad you got such a positive critique!

Nat said...

Your writing is very visual. I could see the action as it played out. Congrats on the great critique!

Jack W. Regan said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Mary's a good writer, so her praise is great, uh, praise. (Hopefully, she doesn't critique this comment.)

Tea With Tiffany said...

I love knowing writers are helping writers. I'll have to check it out. :)

Enjoyed Florida last week. It rained one whole day, but still was a treat to get away.

LisaShaw said...

I popped over and read it...so happy for you! Keep going...

Hugs and blessings.