Today I checked into the Web Fiction Guide where H&T is listed. What should I find but a review of H&T on the front page. The front page.
It wasn't good.
There is a rating system, five stars, the more you have the better your blog is. How many did H&T get?
None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. 0.
What did the reviewer say about H&T?
I'll spare you all and myself (sniff sniff) the gruesome details and hit just the highlights.
To make it simple, it appears that I have been making a common writing mistake. Too much show, too little tell. Lots of blah blah blah. (How come none of you told me as much?) Okay. I can take that. In fact I relish this critique, because while I admit to being sensitive about my writing, I'd be way more upset if it really did suck and no one told me. (Ahem!) This review came right in time too. I am in the midst of already extreme editing with the next chapter that will be published by the 1st. So now, it'll be a little more extreme.
This is the last paragraph of S.A. Hunter's critique of H&T: "Honor is an intriguing character. She has all the elements of becoming a strong heroine. The text just needs some careful editing and fleshing out. If the author can present the scene, rather than telling us about it, her story will be very interesting to follow."
Thanks S.A. Hunter. I'll do my best.