Well, the first chapter of my rough draft anyway 🙂 I’ve submitted it for critique with my online critique group as well as my local group. I’ve already gotten two back and made some changes–mainly with the passive voice issue. For some reason, I tend to slip into writing with passive voice, which is a big no-no. It’s definitely my weakness and I’m need to be vigilant in watching how I write. It’s what I call the lazy writer’s way out 😛
Now I need to go and develop my character bios more and figure out the rest of the storyline. I have a general summary done; I just need to fine tune some of it. I think I know how my next chapter’s going to start too.
And I’m going to need to do a lot more research…especially on the lives of an average person in a Japanese village in the 1400s. Not exactly easy info to find 😛