We all want to hear it when we’ve done a good job. Equally, although it’s not always pleasant, we seek to know where we should improve. Feedback’s important.
This is one of the reasons I like writing contests. Because the judges aren’t familiar with me or my work, they’re candid. I can trust their comments. Usually they encourage as well as correct. Exactly what I was looking for when I entered the 2016 Pages from the Heart Contest.
I was a little nervous because this was my first contest in the published author division. I still have some of the I’m-playing-with-the-big-kids trepidation, but I’m pleased to announce that my piece, Nothing Secret made the finals!
Here are just a few of the judges’ comments–
INTERESTING PREMISE AND WORLD BUILD
Honestly, I’m not usually a fan of paranormal stories, but this one had me intrigued and yes, I would like to finish this story as well as more stories by this author.
There is a lot of tension due to the fact that her memory keeps getting wiped.
I want to know what happens! Great job!
GOOD ENTRY– WOULD HAVE LIKED TO READ IN ITS ENTIRETY
In addition, the judges made a couple of good suggestions and caught some errors that slipped by me. Thank you, judges!
I’ll fix those things and you can look forward to seeing a bit of Nothing Secret soon.