So I’ve posted my first work up for critique on Scribophile! I was so excited to get some responses right away. I’ve received three critiques that have immensely helped me polish the chapter. But the first response I got really blew me away. I can’t imagine that it’s true, but it sure does make me feel motivated to keep going.
“I clicked on this to skim and see what the story was about. I started reading and didn’t skim. Nothing here for me to crit.
This is a beautifully worded chapter. One of the best first chapters I’ve seen in a while. The transition from omni to 1st was wonderfully done.
Keep writing this story! ”
Really? Nothing to crit? I know for sure that just ain’t true. Excuse my slang. But to get this as my first ever comment on a work I’ve posted makes me thrilled, I can’t deny that.
The post was a trial first chapter for a second novel I’ve been working on. It’s about a parasitic race called Dwellers that use human souls as their life source. I’m about 75% done with it, and the plot still has some kinks to work out. But I was excited to get some feedback for my first chapter. Actually, I decided to change it to a prologue after receiving some critiques. Which I don’t think I would have ever considered on my own, but it actually makes a lot of sense.
So far the online crit workshop is doing its job, helping me see my blindspots!