I finally got Book #1 (The Uncommon One) back from my daughter after she reviewed and “edited” it. Frankly, I was a little surprised. I thought she would tear it to pieces. The mistakes she found were valid (I apparently like semi-colons too much!) and most of her suggestions warrant changes (where as one big suggestion warrants a discussion with her). Anyway, I was encouraged and not bummed as I expected to be.
That book is currently entered in three contests of which I hope to get critique back in January and February. After that, I will start looking for an agent, as soon as I can figure out how to write a query that doesn’t sound like Twilight. Apparently you have a book with a vampire and a human and people assume Twilight. The query has been tough to write and I’m still looking for some help with my daughter (gotta find that angle that separates it from the rest of the vampire novels).
By the way, she is studying to be an editor – so I’m really giving her practice here!