Last night was the beginning of a new class -- folks ready to offer up their dreams for critique. It's not an easy thing to do -- especially the first time -- kind of like putting your child in a beauty/talent contest and having to hear everyone's honest opinion.
Fortunately, it's easier to improve your novel than it is to turn your homely, awkward, tone-deaf child into a singing, dancing beauty.
And it sounds like we're going to have lots of interesting material to work with -- fantasy, mystery, historical -- and not a vampire or a zombie in the lot -- at least, from what was said.
Several of these folks have complete novels and are just in the tweaking-before-sending-out stage -- others have characters and ideas in search of form.
I'm excited -- I love watching dreams unfold!
LV - January 2012
5 years ago