This week on WordWranglers we're talking about our very first manuscript!
My BFF, Kim, and I took a class at the college and I started a book. I titled it Dance the Dance. It was the only good thing about that piece of work! I knew nothinbg about POV, grammar or voice.
I, however, finished a book!
Dance was about an older woman/younger man, and the obstacles they overcame (conflict) to be together, including his mother who hated the relationship and her younger sister who was jealous of it.
I entered it in a couple of contests (yeah, I've been contesting that long), and unlike Liz yesterday, it did NOT win! Boy, did the judges rip it up. Not only did they point out every error, they hated the story. They absolutely detested the younger man. I'lll never forget that one judge told me she had a son older than my hero. Another one asked just how big were my heroine's boobs because I mentioned his attraction a couple of times!
Shawn, who picked this topic, asked if this was someting you would dig out to try to fix.
Dance the Dance is awful; I know that now.
But what Dance did for me was prove to me I can finish a manuscript--and that, my friends, is not as big of a group as one would think!
Tell me about your first manuscript? Did you finish it? Sell it? Burn it?