That ‘crit’ in the title should be said like a swear word: Aaaah, shit.
Today my novel (first novel, if you don’t know) came up in the critique queue over on Critters.
And, believe it or not, though it’s only been less than 24 hours since the manuscript got delivered by the Critter Captain’s minions, I got a review back.
It was short, but not very sweet.
Would you like to read it?
I can take this three ways:
- The reviewer obviously didn’t read my prologue and first chapter. No, she’s just a new member that doesn’t understand that once you join Critters, each Wednesday your inbox is inundated by bright, shiny new stories ready to be read. If you don’t have your Critter settings set correctly, you can end up with quite a handful. She just didn’t realize what was going on and instinctively wrote back to each and every one of us to STOP spamming her inbox. Silly, new member…
- Wait. Maybe she did read it. Or start to, and found it so repulsive (or funny?) that she just couldn’t help herself and dashed off her one word crit: STOP!
- Or…it’s a mystery that will never be solved. I could email her back, but then that would just be embarrassing.
Critters. Hit or miss. I suppose if that’s the only crit I get, I’ll just have to turn to my last resort: my husband. He hates just about everything I write, but at least I’ll get a longer response. I hope.
Remember, crit early and crit often! 🙂