This is my 100th post! How do I have so much to talk about?! I owe many of my posts to Alex J. Cavanaugh-sensei, Jackie at Bouquet of Books, and Dani at Entertaining Interests. Otherwise, I'd probably just be doing this at random and probably forget about it after some time.
I wanted to celebrate by reflecting on my February 20th post about my first 300 words for my WIP.
Why am I reflecting? Because hardly 4 months later, I revised it! It's crazy what a difference a pair of eyes makes. I had picked up a crit partner and forced my sister to beta read. I have neither at this point (well I have my sister, but she doesn't like fantasy, so I told her she could stop after the Book One), but the insight they gave me was really helpful, and I've been inputting so much more into this story that I feel it is slowing it appropriately and rounding it out significantly.
I've even rearranged the opening to provide a little more voice and the thought process of the princess. My hooker, everyone (haha):
things went how the Crystalline Princess desired, she would be swinging through
the air in the next few minutes. Otherwise, she would have to explain to her
watchmen why breaking her arms and legs was a good use of her time.
In my next 100 posts, I hope to be able to say I've written a successful query, at least to an agent who has expressed their love for it, and in the next 100, I hope to say I'm published. It can be done!